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-one 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:


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


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.


Upcoming talk, October 12, 2017 "Will Democracy Survive the Next Internet" 1:30-3:30 PM, Samuel Bronfman Building, Concordia University, Montreal

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/will-democracy-survive-the-next-internet-tickets-38061015522


Emerald announces publication date of 2 November 2017 for Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society  http://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Becoming-Digital/?K=9781787432963

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


Submitted the paper "A Critical Perspective on the Post-Internet World" forthcoming in Javnost/The Public, a special 25th Anniversary issue of the journal, August 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


Revised and updated my article "The Political Economy of Communication" for the Oxford Online Bibliography, July 2017.


Completed preface to the book Media, Ideology, and Hegemony, ed. by Savas Coban, Leiden: Brill, forthcoming, May 2017.


Interview in Retina, EL PAÍS Economía on Cloud Computing, April, 2017, http://retina.elpais.com/retina/2017/04/20/tendencias/1492697204_175191.html


My article with Ian Nagy "Political Economy of Media Effects" has been published in the International Encyclopedia of Media Effects, April, 2017.


My book To the Cloud has been translated and published in China. Beijing: Renmin University Press, March 2017.


Submitted the manuscript for The Political Economy of Communication: Case Studies from China, co-authored with Cao Jin, Tsinghua University Press, March 2017.


Submitted the edited collection Critical Communication: Western Perspectives to Tsinghua University Press for use across China. It is edited with Cao Jin who wrote the Chinese introduction and the articles by leading Western scholars is to be published in English, February 2017.


Wrote "Introduction" to the four book series Digital Labour: Western Perspectives edited by Jianhua Yao, for distribution in China.

Completed an interview with Caixin magazine of Beijing, examining Donald Trump's use of social media, January 2017.

Published the entry "Class" in the International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy​, edited by Klaus Bruhn Jensen and Robert T. Craig (Editors-in-Chief), Jefferson D. Pooley and Eric Rothenbuhler (Associate Editors), John Wiley & Sons, December, 2016.

Completed the chapter "The Next Internet" for the book Carbon Capitalism and Communication, edited by Benedetta Brevini and Graham Murdock to be published by Palgrave Macmillan, December 2016.

Published the paper "After the Internet: New Technologies, Social Issues, and Public Policies" for the Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. December, 2016. http://rdcu.be/nV0N

Completed the review essay "Weaponized Drones in the Military Information Society" for the journal Science as Culture focused on the book Drone: Remote Control War​ by Hugh Gusterson. December, 2016. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Ma7wcBgfEXsh8CZmGCyM/full

Accepted invitation to join the Research Group on the Political Economy of Communication and Diversity at the Universidade Federal Do Piaui, Brazil, November, 2016.

Completed a review of the book How the Internet Became Commercial for the journal Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, November, 2016.

Published the chapter  “The Political Economy of Journalism” which appears in English and in Portuguese ("Economia política do jornalismo") in the book Economia Política do Jornalismo: tendências, perspectivas e desenvolvimento regional, edited by Jacqueline Lima Dourado, Denise Maria Moura da Silva Lopes, and Renan da Silva Marques, Teresina, Brazil: EDUFPI, October, 2016, pp.10-68.

Published the chapter "L’économie politique," which appears in Perspectives Critiques en Communication, edited by France Aubin and Julien Rueff, translated by France Aubin, Quebec: Presses Universitaires du Québec. http://puq.ca/catalogue/livres/perspectives-critiques-communication-2784.html

Published the article "After the Internet: Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things", in Les Enjeux de l'Information et de la Communication, n°17/2, 2016, p.145 à 155, consulté le mercredi 19 octobre 2016, http://lesenjeux.u-grenoble3.fr/2016-dossier/09-Mosco/

“Foreward,” to Marc Edge, The News We Deserve: The Transformation of Canada’s Media Landscape. Vancouver: New Star Books, October, 2016.

I gave the inaugural lecture to celebrate the opening of the PhD program in Communication at the University of Ottawa on September 19. My topic was "Take Me to Tomorrowland: The Cloud, Big Data, and the Internet of Things." It was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fncgynLu-4​

Appointed Distinguished Professor, New Media Centre, Fudan University School of Journalism and Communication, Shanghai, China, September, 2016.











Dr. Vincent Mosco