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. He is currently working on Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society.

What's New:

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.


Started writing the book Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society to be published by Emerald Books (UK) in 2018.


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.

Served as visiting professor at Fudan University, Shanghai and the Southwestern University for the Nationalities, Chengdu from August 24-September 6, where I gave a series of lectures on the future of the internet. They focused specifically on the political economic and cultural significance of cloud computing, big data analytics, and the internet of things.

Served as external examinar on the doctoral dissertation defence of Joseph F. Turcotte, Creative Transformation and the Knowledge-based Economy: Intellectual Property and Access to Knowledge under Informational Capitalism, York University, August, 2016.

My book To the Cloud has been translated and published in Spain, June 2016: La nube. Big Data en un mundo turbulento, Barcelona: Biblioteca Buridán. http://www.buridan.es/home/1322-la-nube-big-data-es-un-mundo-turbulento--9788416288816.html

My book with Christian Fuchs Marx is Back has been translated and published in China, June 2016.

Joined the editorial board of the journal Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture & Society, June 2016.

Participated as supervisor in the doctoral dissertation defence of my student Davina DesRoches, Labour, Heritage, and the Politics of Difference: Working Class History Museums in the Changing City, Queen's University, June 2016. 

​Published the chapter “Profit and Power: British Marxists on the Political Economy of the Media,” (with Enda Brophy), in British Marxism and Cultural Studies: Essays on a Living Tradition, edited by Philip Bounds and David Berry, London: Routledge, May, 2016, pp.153-181. https://www.routledge.com/British-Marxism-and-Cultural-Studies-Essays-on-a-living-tradition/Bounds-Berry/p/book/9781409454816

Published the chapter "The Political Economy of the Internet," (with Patricia Mazepa) in Handbook on the Economics of the Internet, London: Elgar, May, 2016, pp.163-180. http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-on-the-economics-of-the-internet

Spoke on "After the Internet" at the conference What is Media? University of Oregon, Turnbull Portland Center, Portland, Oregon, April 2016.






Dr. Vincent Mosco