Vincent Manzerolle’s teaching and research deals with the history, political economy, and theory of media. He has published on a range of topics including financial technologies, digital marketing and advertising strategies, consumer databases, apps, wireless connectivity, border infrastructure, online audiences, mobile payment systems, and media theory.
Dr. Manzerolle is a co-editor of The Audience Commodity in a Digital Age (Peter Lang, 2014) a book on the political economy of digital audiences, and a co-editor of Mobile and Ubiquitous Media (Peter Lang, 2018). He is currently writing a book for Routledge on how mobile technology has transformed workforce organization and management. He was the lead researcher (Canada) for the 2014 Web Index published by the World Wide Web Foundation and has done policy work for the Ontario government on the topic of mobile governance and accessibility.
He also has ongoing multi-year projects mapping forms of entrepreneurial labour and “cultures of innovation” in Ontario’s technology sector, as well as a project entitled “Border Media” that is mapping past and future infrastructure projects along the Windsor-Detroit international border crossing.