Manuel Castells#

Manuel Castells
Membership Number:1544
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • Appointed University Professor at the University of Southern California, in January, 2009
  • Appointed Wallis Annenberg Chair and Professor of Communication, Annenberg, School for Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in July, 2003. Joint appointment at USC with the Department of Sociology, the School of Policy, Planning, and Development and the School of International Relations
  • Appointed Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Barcelona, in July 2001
  • Professor of City and Regional Planning and Professor of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, 1979-2003
  • Research Professor, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Barcelona, 1997
  • Professor of Sociology and Director, Institute for Sociology of New Technologies, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 1988-93
  • Associate Professor of Sociology (with tenure), and director of the Seminar for Urban Sociology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1970-79
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Montreal, 1969-70
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Paris (Nanterre Campus), 1967-69
  • Researcher, Laboratory of Industrial Sociology, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, 1965-67

Fields of Scholarship
  • Sociology and Economics of Information & Communication Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Information Society
  • Political Communication
  • Theory of the Network Society
  • Technology Policy
  • Sociology of Social Movements
  • Political Sociology
  • International Relations
  • Regional Development
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Urban Sociology
  • Comparative Urbanization

Honours and Awards
  • John H. Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1982-83
  • C.Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, for the book The City and the Grass Roots, University of California Press, 1983
  • Award Fernandez de los Rios for the best essay on urbanism from the Regional Government of Madrid for the book Technopoles of the World, 1995
  • Robert and Helen Lynd Award for Life Long Contribution to the Field of Urban and Community Sociology, awarded by the American Sociological Association, 1998
  • Madrid Silver Medal of City Planning, from the Government of Madrid, 1999
  • Internet Cambrescat Award from the Chambers of Commerce of Catalonia for contribution to the understanding of Internet in business and society, Barcelona, 2000
  • Kevin Lynch Award in Urban Design and Urban Planning, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
  • Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government, awarded by the French Minister of Culture, 2002
  • Order of the Lion of Finland, awarded by the President of Finland, 2002
  • National Medal of Science, “Narcis de Monturiol,” awarded by the Government of Catalonia, 2003
  • Erich Schelling Architecture Theory Prize 2004, from Erich Scelling Architekturstiftung, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2004
  • Ithiel de Sola Pool Award, from the American Political Science Association for the study of global politics, 2004
  • Godo Prize of Journalism from the Foundation Count of Godo, Barcelona, 2004
  • Order Gabriela Mistral for academic merit, awarded by the President of Chile, 2005
  • Order of Santiago da Espada for scientific merit, awarded by the President of Portugal, 2006
  • Research Award for Life Long Contribution to Research on Sociology of Computers and information Technology from the American Sociological Association, 2006
  • Cross of St. George from the Government of Catalonia, 2006
  • Compostela Award from the Compostela Group of the 75 European Universities situated along the medieval Way of Santiago de Compostela 2007
  • Catalonia Prize of Sociology, delivered by Associació Catalana de Sociologia, 2009
  • Spain’s National Prize for Sociology and Political Science, 2008
  • Award from the Organization of Iberoamerican States for Education and Culture, 2009
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University Medals, and Honorary Professorships
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University Mayor of San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia, 1998
  • Medal of Honor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1999
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Valencia, Spain, 2001
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Castile-La Mancha, Spain, 2001
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Twente, Netherlands, 2001
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Queen´s University, Canada, 2002
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 2003
  • Honorary Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2003
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Leuven, Belgium, 2004
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, City University of London, England, 2004
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, The University of Leon, Spain, 2004
  • Honorary Professor, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 2004
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, New School University, New York, 2005
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Federal Swiss Institute of Technology/Ecole Polytechnique Federale,Lausanne, 2006.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Telé University of Quebec in Montreal, 2006
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Costa Rica, 2007
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Seville, Spain, 2009
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 2009
  • Fellow of the European Academy (Sociology), appointed in 1994
  • Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics and Finance, appointed in 2005
  • Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), appointed in 2006
  • 2013 Balzan Prize

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