Manuel Castells#

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

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 Appointed University Professor at the University of Southern California, in January
  • July, 2003 Appointed Wallis Annenberg Chair and Professor of Communication, Annenberg, School for Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Joint appointment at USC with the Department of Sociology, the School of Policy, Planning, and Development and the School of International Relations
  • July 2001 Appointed Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Barcelona
  • 1979 - 2003 Professor of City and Regional Planning and Professor of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1997 Research Professor, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Barcelona
  • 1988 - 1993 Professor of Sociology and Director, Institute for Sociology of New Technologies, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • 1970 - 1979 Associate Professor of Sociology (with tenure), and director of the Seminar for Urban Sociology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • 1969 - 1970 Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Montreal
  • 1967 - 1969 Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Paris (Nanterre Campus)
  • 1965 - 1967 Researcher, Laboratory of Industrial Sociology, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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

Honours and Awards
  • 1982 - 1983 John H. Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1983 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
  • 1995 Award Fernandez de los Rios for the best essay on urbanism from the Regional Government of Madrid for the book Technopoles of the World
  • 1998 Robert and Helen Lynd Award for Life Long Contribution to the Field of Urban and Community Sociology, awarded by the American Sociological Association
  • 1999 Madrid Silver Medal of City Planning, from the Government of Madrid
  • 2000 Internet Cambrescat Award from the Chambers of Commerce of Catalonia for contribution to the understanding of Internet in business and society, Barcelona
  • 2001 Kevin Lynch Award in Urban Design and Urban Planning, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2002 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
  • 2003 National Medal of Science, “Narcis de Monturiol,” awarded by the Government of Catalonia
  • 2004 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
  • 2005 Order Gabriela Mistral for academic merit, awarded by the President of Chile
  • 2006 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
  • 2007 Compostela Award from the Compostela Group of the 75 European Universities situated along the medieval Way of Santiago de Compostela
  • 2009 Catalonia Prize of Sociology, delivered by Associació Catalana de Sociologia
  • 2008 Spain’s National Prize for Sociology and Political Science
  • 2009 Award from the Organization of Iberoamerican States for Education and Culture
  • 2011 Academia Europaea Erasmus Medal
  • 2013 Balzan Prize
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University Medals, and Honorary Professorships
  • 1998 Doctor Honoris Causa, University Mayor of San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia
  • 1999 Medal of Honor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2001 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
  • 2002 Doctor Honoris Causa, Queen´s University, Canada
  • 2003 Doctor Honoris Causa, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
  • 2003 Honorary Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
  • 2004 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
  • 2005 Doctor Honoris Causa, New School University, New York
  • 2006 Doctor Honoris Causa, Federal Swiss Institute of Technology/Ecole Polytechnique Federale,Lausanne
  • 2006 Doctor Honoris Causa, Telé University of Quebec in Montreal
  • 2007 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Costa Rica
  • 2009 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Seville, Spain
  • 2009 Doctor Honoris Causa, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • 1994 Fellow of the European Academy (Sociology)
  • 2005 Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics and Finance
  • 2006 Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (FBA)

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