Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells
  • Professor; Chair, Communication Technology and Society
    Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California (USC)

1962-67, studies in Law, Economics and Sociology, University of Paris. 1970-79, Professor of Sociology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, University of Paris; 1979-2003, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; 2003-09, Distinguished Visiting Professor, MIT; 2009-11, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Oxford Internet Institute. 2005-09, Founding Board Member, European Research Council. Member of the Board, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Fellow: Academia Europea; American Academy of Political and Social Science; British Academy; Spanish Royal Academy of Economics. Author of 26 books, including the trilogy The Information Age, translated in 22 languages. Recipient of numerous scientific awards, including the 2012 International Memorial Holberg Prize.