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-two 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.

What's New:

Completed video for a keynote presentation to be screened at a conference on Communication, Capitalism and Social Change: Policy, Practice, Praxis to be held between the 6th and 8th of September at the University of Zagreb. 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.

​Accepted for publication: “Political Economies of Media Technologies.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Studies. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.ORE_COM-00553.R, 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:, 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.

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."  January 2018.

NEW BOOK: Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society. London: Emerald, November, 2017. Paperbound:

Kindle edition:

Podcast discussing Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society.

Free chapter of my new book Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society

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

Submitted the chapter "What is Media? The Next Internet" forthcoming in the book What is Media? edited by Janet Wasko and Jeremy Swartz, Chicago: Intellect Ltd/University of Chicago Press, August 2017


Dr. Vincent Mosco