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Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cambridge and is Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge; University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and Professor Emeritus of Sociology and of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley. 

He has been Distinguished Visiting Professor at MIT and at Oxford University.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics, of the Academia Aeuropea, of the Mexican Academy, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. 

He has published 26 books, including the trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture (Blackwell, 1996-2004), translated in 21 languages, and Communication Power (Oxford University Press, 2009).  Among his distinctions, he received the 2010 Erasmus Medal of Science from Academia Europaea, the 2012 Holberg Memorial Prize from the Parliament of Norway and the 2013 Balzan Prize in the Social Sciences from the International Balzan Prize Foundation. He was a founding board member of the European Research Council (ERC) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) of the European Commission.

Recent Publications

The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture.1996-1998, 2000-2004 editions. Oxford, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers.

  • Volume I: The Rise of the Network Society (1996, 2nd ed. 2000)
  • Volume II: The Power of Identity (1997, 2nd ed. 2004)
  • Volume III: End of Millennium (1998, 2nd ed. 2000)

The three volumes are translated in Spanish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, German, Italian, Parsi, Catalan,Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Danish, Macedonian, Polish and Arabic.

The Internet Galaxy. Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.  Translated in Spanish, French, Catalan, Italian, German, Russian, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Danish, Chinese and Japanese.

Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective. Cambridge, Massachussets: MIT Press, 2006. Translated in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Korean.

Communication Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Translated in Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, Polish, Romanian, and Arabic.

Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age. Cambridge: Polity, 2012, 2nd ed. 2015. Translated in Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, Polish, Korean, and Turkish.

  • Position: Honorary Doctorate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College
  • Address: Department of Sociology, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ