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, University of California, Berkeley, where he was professor of city and regional planning and professor of sociology from 1979 to 2003 before joining USC. During his tenure at Berkeley, he was chair of the Center for Western European Studies, a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for International Studies, and a member of the Executive Committee of the College of Environmental Design. From 1988–1993, while remaining on the Berkeley faculty, he was professor and director of the Institute for Sociology of New Technologies at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. From 2001–2012, he was professor and director of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona.
He currently holds a visiting chair at the Institute of Global Studies, Maison des Sciences de I’Homme in Paris. He is also director of research at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, and fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was a distinguished visiting professor of Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2004–2009; distinguished visiting professor of Technology and Society at Santa Clara University from 2006 to 2010; distinguished visiting professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University from 2006 to 2010; and the Kluge Chair in Technology and Society at the U.S. Library of Congress. He has also been a visiting professor at the Universities of Montreal, Catolica de Chile, FLACSO-Chile, Campinas-Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Metropolitana de Mexico, UNAM-Mexico, Central de Venezuela, Geneva, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Wisconsin-Madison, Boston, Southern California, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hitotsubashi (Tokyo) and Cambridge. 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)
Ruptura, La Crisis De La Democracia Liberal (2017, Alianza editorial, Polity Press).
Europe’s Crises (2017, Polity Press).
Another Economy is Possible: Culture and Economy in a Time of Crises (2017, Polity Press).
Reconceptualizing Development in the Global Information Age (2014, Oxford University Press).
Globalizacion, Desarrollo y Democracia: Chile en el Contexto Mundial (2005, Santiago: Fondo de Cultura Economica).
The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model (2002, Oxford University Press).
The Internet Galaxy (Oxford, 2001).
The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture (1999, Wiley-Blackwell).