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My new book, Looking for Alicia: The Unfinished Life of an Argentinian Rebel, will appear in April 2022

If anyone is wondering what I’ve been doing for the past few years, here is the answer.

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Looking for Alicia is the story of a woman born with the rebellious DNA of a typical 1960s radical, whose destiny was anything but typical.

The book explores how Alicia lived out her determination to make a difference in the world, and how her life can be a beacon – or a cautionary tale – for young people today.

This is a fundamentally human story, of an individual whose everyday life became entangled with history. But its broader relevance is more than just historical. It is also about how people deal with the circumstances they are dealt, and about human agency, the choices we make.

Recent News Regarding Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

Marconi is now available in both hardcover and paperback print editions, as an ebook on various platforms, and as an audiobook. Check your favourite website for wherever books are sold, or ask for it at a library near you.

Since the last time I updated this blog, a number of new articles and reviews about Marconi have appeared. See a selection of Marconi press reports here and here

I continue to receive queries and messages from readers all over the world on various aspects of the Marconi story. If you write to me, I will respond!

Networking Global Communication in and Beyond the Age of Social Media

I retired from active teaching on December 31, 2017. Since that time, I have been kept busy with ongoing writing activities. I continue to intervene on issues that have concerned me during my academic career, and continue to be active in the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

In October 2018, a group of my dear former students and some colleagues organized a day-long “Festschrift” conference to celebrate my work. A description of the event, entitled “Networking Global Communication in and Beyond the Age of Social Media,” can be found here.

Marc Raboy’s recent appearances

Presentation at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD), Princeton University, “Marconi and the 20th century triumph of radio,” April 7, 2017

Participation as “celebrity author” at BiblioBash, Toronto Public Library, April 27, 2017

Marc Raboy and telecom scholar Eli Noam at the CSPR summit in Calgary, May 11, 2017
Marc Raboy and telecom scholar Eli Noam at the CSPR summit in Calgary, May 11, 2017

Panelist, “Does a biography have the last word?” (with Rosemary Sullivan and Laurent Seksik), Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Montreal, April 29, 2017

Featured speaker, Canadian Spectrum Policy Research Summit, University of Calgary, May 11, 2017

Marc Raboy to speak at Ryerson and McMaster

raboy poster v2Marc Raboy will speak at Ryerson University on Thursday March 23rd, at 7 pm. The event, organized by Prof. Jeremy Shtern, is sponsored by The Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD), the Ryerson School of Creative Industries and The Global Communication Governance Lab.

Venue: Rogers Communications Centre, room 204 (80 Gould Street, corner Church St; 5 min walk from Dundas Subway), Toronto.

Admission is free, but space is limited, and tickets are available on eventbrite:

On Friday March 24, at 2.30 pm, Prof. Raboy will speak at McMaster University. The event is organized and sponsored by Prof. Sara Bannerman, Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance, and McMaster University’s Department of Computing and Software, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, and Department of History.

Venue: Wilson Building (LRW), rm. 2001, 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton.

Latest Marconi reviews, articles and broadcasts


Journalism History, 42, 3, Fall 2016, 178-179 (Noah Arceneaux)

Canadian Journal of Communication, 42, 1, 2017 (Rowland Lorimer)

National Post (Zane Schwartz, March 4, 2017)


Montreal Review of Books (Sara Spike, February 24, 2017)

Huffington Post (Marc Raboy, February 27, 2017)

Globe and Mail (Mark Medley, February 28, 2017)

CBC Books (March 2, 2017)

Open Book (March 6, 2017)

Toronto Observer (Bambang Sadewo, March 10, 2017)


TVO, The Agenda with Steve Paikin (March 2, 2017)

CFRB, Newstalk 1010 (Moore in the Morning, March 3, 2017) (podcast unavailable)

What She Said Talk (Kris Abel, March 12, 2017)