Alberto Lusoli

Alberto Lusoli is the Digital Democracies Insitute Deputy Director and a Postdoctoral Researcher. His research develops at the intersection of media studies, science and technology studies, and critical management studies. Through his work, he analyzes how the diffusion of digital means of production is reshaping organizations and how such transformation is, in turn, constituting new professional cultures. He joined the DDI as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2022. 

Postdoctoral Researcher





This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.


  • PhD, Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2014-2022. Dissertation: Make, Measure, Fail, Learn, Repeat. Creative Production in the Startup Episteme. Supervisor: Frederik Lesage.
  • Master of Arts, Department of Economics and Communication, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, RE, Italy, 2007-2010.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Department of Economics and Communication, 2003-2006.


  • Lusoli Alberto (2022). Live, work, play: Exploring the rhetorical dimension of remote work attraction incentives programs. International Journal Of Communication, 16, 23.
  • Lusoli, A., & Turner, F. (2021). “It’s an ongoing bromance”: Counterculture and cyberculture in Silicon Valley—An interview with Fred Turner. Journal of Management Inquiry, 30(2), 235–242.
  • Lusoli, Alberto (2020). Teaching business as business: The role of the case method in the constitution of management as a science-based profession. Journal of Management History, 26(2), 277–290.
  • Lusoli, Alberto (2020). The platform economy. How Japan transformed the consumer internet. Information, Communication & Society, 23(1), 155–156.
  • Lusoli, A., & Sardo, S. (2017). Build it and they will come: Analysis of an online deliberation initiative. PlaNext – next Generation Planning, 4, 41–57.



  • Top paper award, International Communication Association, Media Industry Studies Group, 2023
  • Dean of Graduate Studies convocation medal, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2022
  • Mozilla Open Leader, Mozilla Foundation, Mountain View, USA, 2019


  • Creative Labor
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Production Studies
  • Science Technology Studies