Michael Indergaard


Michael Indergaard, (PhD. Michigan State University) is a native of Fargo, North Dakota. He has been teaching at St. John’s University since 1994.  Dr. Indergaard teaches courses on urban sociology, social justice and the city, globalization, organizations, economic sociology, classical sociology, sociology of work, law and society, religion and social change as well as introduction to sociology.  Dr. Indergaard research focuses on the social impact of globalization, new technology and economic restructuring on cities and regions as well as political and policy responses.  Dr. Indergaard has written two books; Pump and Pump: the Rancid Rules of the New Economy and Sillicon Alley: the Rise and Fall of the New Media and numerous articles.

2005 Pump and Dump: The Rancid Rules of the New Economy.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (with Robert Tillman).
2004 Silicon Alley: The Rise and Fall of a New Media District. New York: Routledge.
Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals
2013 “Guest Editorial: Creative Cities After the Fall of Finance,” Cities Volume 33: 1-4 (with Andy Pratt and Tom Hutton).
2013 “Beyond the Bubbles: Creative New York in Boom, Bust and the Long Run,” Cities Volume 33: 43-50.
2011 “Another Washington-New York Consensus? Progressives Back in Contention,” Environment and Planning, A, 43:286-306.
2009 “What to Make of New York’s New Economy? The Politics of the Creative Field,” Urban Studies Volume 46: 1063-94.
2008 “Religious Nationalism and the Making of the Modern Japanese State,” Theory and Society, Volume 37: 343-74 (with Fumiko Fukase-Indergaard).
2003 "The Webs they Weave: Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor and New York City's Silicon Alley," Urban Studies,40,2: 379-401.
2001 "Innovation, Speculation, and Urban Development: The New Media Market Brokers of New York City," Research in Urban Sociology, Volume 6: 107-146.
1999 "Field of Schemes: Health Insurance Fraud in the Small
Business Sector," Social Problems 46, 4: 572-590 (with Robert Tillman).
1999 "Retrainers as Labor Market Brokers: Constructing Networks and Narratives in the Detroit Area," Social Problems, 46, 1: 67-86.
1998 "Beyond the Region: The Rise and Fall of Economic Regionalism in Downriver Detroit," Urban Affairs Review, 34,2: 241-262.
1997 "Community-Based Restructuring? Institution-Building in the Industrial Midwest," Urban Affairs Review, 32:662-82.
1996 "Making Networks, Remaking the City," Economic Development
Quarterly, 10, 2: 172-187.

Book Chapters
2013 “After Wall Street? New York’s Green Economy Imaginaries”, pp.113-146 in Kuniko Fujita (ed.) Cities and Crises: New Critical Urban Theory, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
2012 “Re-embedding the University: Assembling an Innovative
Ecosystem in New York, in Patrizia Ingallina and David
Charles (eds) Universités et enjeux territoriaux: Une
comparaison internationale de l'économie de la connaissance . Paris: Septentrion.
2012 “When Worlds Collide: The Politics of Cultural Economy
Policy in New York”, pp.195-207 in Carl Grodach and Daniel
Silver (eds.) The Politics of Urban Cultural Policy:
Global Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
2007 “Corporate Corruption in the New Economy,” The
International Handbook of White-Collar Crime (with Robert Tillman).
2002 “The Bullriders of Silicon Alley: New Media Circuits of
Innovation, Speculation, and Urban Development," in John Eade and Christopher Mele (eds), Understanding the City:
Contemporary and Future Perspectives. Malden, MA:
1998 "Making Networks, Making a Difference," in Pat McGuire and Linda Pertusati (eds), Toward a Second Dimension, Second Edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendal-Hunt.
1989 "Flat Rock, Home of Mazda: The Social Impact of a
Japanese Company on an American Community," in
Peter J. Arnesen (ed), The Auto Industry Ahead: Who’s
Driving? Ann Arbor: East Asia Business Program, U of Michigan (with Richard Child Hill and Kuniko Fujita).
1988 "Downriver: Deindustrialization in Southwest Detroit," in Scott Cummings (ed), Business Elites and Urban Development. SUNY Press (with Richard Child Hill).
1987 "Conflict, Cooperation and the Global Auto Factory," in Daniel Cornfield (ed), Workers, Managers, and Technological Change. Plenum (with Michael Cushion).
Encyclopedia Articles
2011 “Industrialization,” pp.317-18, in George Ritzer (ed) Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology, Blackwell.
2007 “Industrialization,” in George Ritzer (ed), The Encyclopedia of Sociology. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
2007 “The Central Business District,” in George Ritzer (ed), The Encyclopedia of Sociology. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Developing a monograph on globalization and regionalism in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
Developing a monograph on knowledge economy development and policy in New York City.

Forth- Review for Contemporary Sociology of Gina Neff. Venture coming Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative
Industries. Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press. 2012.
2006 Review for Work and Occupations (November) of Richard Lloyd. Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City. New York: Routledge, 2006.
2004 Review for Urban Studies (September) of David Naguib Pellow and Lisa S. Park. The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental Justice,
Immigrant Workers, and the High- Tech Global Economy. New York: New York Univ Press, 2003.
2004 Review for City and Community of Leonard Nevarez, New Money, Nice Town: How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy. New York: Routledge, 2003.
2002 Review for Contemporary Sociology (March) of Ruth Milkman (ed.), Organizing Immigrants: The Challenge for Unions in Contemporary California. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2000.
2002 Review for Urban Affairs Review (May) of Joel Kotkin, The
New Geography: How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape. New York: Random House, 2000.