In addition to his appointments at USC Annenberg, Manuel Castells holds joint appointments in the Department of Sociology, in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, and in the School of International Relations.
He is also professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was professor of city and regional planning and professor of sociology from 1979 to 2003 before joining USC. From 1988–1993, he was professor and director of the Institute for Sociology of New Technologies at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. From 2001–2012, he was director of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona.
He was director of research at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge in 2011–18, and is a fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was as well a distinguished visiting professor of technology and society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004–2009; distinguished visiting professor of internet studies at Oxford University from 2006–2010; and the Kluge Chair in Technology and Society at the U.S. Library of Congress. He is currently distinguished visiting professor of communication at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has also been a visiting professor at the Universities of Montreal, Catolica de Chile, Brasilia, UNAM-Mexico, Geneva, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Wisconsin-Madison, Boston, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Hitotsubashi (Tokyo) He has lectured in more than 300 academic institutions in 46 countries.
Awards and honors:
Balzan Prize from the International Balzan Prize Foundation (2013)
Holberg International Memorial Prize from the parliament of Norway (2012)
The New Latin America, Cambridge Polity Press (2019).
Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy, Cambridge: Polity Press (2018).
Europe’s Crises, editor, Polity Press (2017).
Another Economy is Possible: Culture and Economy in a Time of Crises, Polity Press (2017).
Reconceptualizing Development in the Global Information Age, Oxford University Press (2014).
Communication Power, Oxford University Press (2009).
The Internet Galaxy, Oxford University Press (2001).
The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture, three volumes, Wiley-Blackwell (1996-2000).
COMM 559: Globalization, Communication and Society
COMM 647x: Network Society