Vincent Mosco on Media Research and Activism
Vincent Mosco is the Canada Chair in Communication and Society at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. ACMEBoston President Colin Rhinesmith caught up with Professor Mosco at The Global Flow of Information Conference at Yale University on April 2, 2005 to speak with him about the field of critical communication and cultural studies and its contribution to media and political activism.
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January 2, 2006.
Vincent Mosco graduated from Georgetown University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1970 and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1975. He is a research affiliate with the Harvard University Program on Information Resources Policy.
Professor Mosco is the author of five books and editor or coeditor of eight books on the media, telecommunications, computers and information technology. His most recent books are The Digital Sublime: Myth, Power, and Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2004), Continental Order? Integrating North America for Cybercapitalism (edited with Dan Schiller and published by Rowman and Littlefield, 2001) and The Political Economy of Communication: Rethinking and Renewal (Sage, 1996) translated into Chinese (two editions- Beijing and Taiwan), Spanish, and Korean.
Professor Mosco is a member of the editorial boards of academic journals in the U.S., U.K., Turkey, Portugal, and Slovenia and has served as a contributor and a member of the editorial advisory board of the International Encyclopedia of Communication. He has written about electronic commerce for a new edition of the Dictionary of American History.
Professor Mosco has held research positions in the U.S. government with the White House Office of Telecommunication Policy, the National Research Council and the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and in Canada with the Federal Department of Communication.
Professor Mosco is currently working on a project funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council that addresses labour and trade unions in the communications industries of Canada and the United States.