2019 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences


“Immigration to Spain and its division by groups”


He is a member of the editorial boards of the Revista Española de Sociología, Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, International Migration Review, Revista Mexicana de Sociología and Ethnic and Racial Studies and is the author of some 250 articles and more than 30 books.

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences, Portes has been president of the International Sociological Association and the American Sociological Association and is president-elect of the Eastern Sociological Society. He holds an honorary degree from The New School for Social Research, New York, and from the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and Genoa (Italy). He is also an honorary professor of the University of Alicante and New York University-Abu Dhabi. In 2008, he received the annual award granted by the American Academy of Sciences.