Dr. Vincent Mosco

​​​Vincent Mosco (Ph.D, Harvard) is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University and Distinguished Professor of Communication, New Media Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai. At Queen's he was Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society and head of the Department of Sociology. His research interests include the political economy of communication, the social impacts of information technology, and communication policy. Dr. Mosco is the author or editor of twenty-three books including The Digital Sublime (2004) and The Political Economy of Communication (2009). His To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World, was named a 2014 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. His latest book is Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society, published by Emerald in November 2017. Dr. Mosco is working on a new book The Smart City in a Digital World to be published by Emerald in 2019.

What's New:

Completed a draft of The Smart City in a Digital World to be published by Emerald in 2019.

Named a recipient of the 2019 C. Edwin Baker award for Outstanding Scholarship in Media, Markets, and Democracy by the International Communication Association, November 2018.

New publication: “Political Economies of Media Technologies.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Studies. Oxford University Press, October 2018.

Completed "Deconstructing the Myths of a Digital Age: An Interview with Dr. Vincent Mosco," for the Fudan University School of Journalism and Communication, for translation and publication in China, September 2018.

“Social Media vs. Journalism and Democracy,” Journalism, Special 20th Anniversary issue of the journal, completed and accepted for publication. September 2018.

Completed a video for a keynote presentation on The Next Internet screened at the conference on Communication, Capitalism and Social Change: Policy, Practice, Praxis held September 6-8, University of Zagreb, Croatia. September 2018. 


Completed “Labour and the Next Internet,” in Making Media: Production, Practices, and Professions​, ed. by Mark Deuze and Mirjam Prenger,  Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, August 2018.

Completed "Foreword," in Global Communication, 3rd edition, ed. by Yahya Kamalipour, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, June 2018.

Published "Preface," in Media, Ideology and Hegemony​, ed. by Savaş Çoban, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, June 2018.

NEW BOOK: The Political Economy of Communication: Case Studies from China​ (with Cao Jin), Shanghai: East China Normal University Press, April 2018.

Published “Work Surveillance,” in Sage Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy , ed. by Bruce A. Arigo. Thousand Oaks: Sage, March, 2018. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483359922.n494, Print page: 1133.

Published the paper "A Critical Perspective on the Post-Internet World" in Javnost/The Public, a special 25th Anniversary issue of the journal, February, 2018. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UjKI94uqU7iZmddaU2n9/full Also published in The Liquefaction of Publicness: Communication, Democracy and the Public Sphere in the Internet Age, London: Routledge, 2018.

Paperback edition of Handbook on the Economics of the Internet published. It contains my chapter with Patricia Mazepa on "A Political Economic Approach to the Internet." http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-on-the-economics-of-the-internet  January 2018.

NEW BOOK: Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society. London: Emerald, November, 2017. Paperbound: http://bit.ly/2vtvQwf

Kindle edition: http://amzn.to/2yBaVKw

Podcast discussing Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society. https://soundcloud.com/user-163454702-828217667/will-democracy-survive-the-next-internet

Free chapter of my new book Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society https://www.book2look.com/book/yKdKUyNthx

Published "Review: Critical perspectives on work and employment in globalizing India (eds: Ernesto Noronha & Premilla D'Cruz)" in Work Organisation, Labour, and Globalisation​, Vol. 11, No. 2, December 2017.

Published the chapter "The Next Internet" in the book Carbon, Capitalism, and Communication, edited by Benedetta Brevini and Graham Murdock, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2017.

Reached agreement with East China Normal University Press to publish the book The Political Economy of Communication: China Case Studies, co-authored with Cao Jin, November 2017.

Appointed to the editorial board of the journal Telematics and Informatics, October, 2017.

Spoke on  "Will Democracy Survive the Next Internet," Concordia University, Montreal, October 12, 2017. 

Published "Shadow of the Golem in Silicon Valley" in IAI News, theme issue Don't be Evil, London, UK, September 2017 https://iainews.iai.tv/articles/shadow-of-the-golem-myths-in-silicon-valleyauid-880-auid-880