Michael holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Virginia, USA. From 2015 to 2018, Michael was a Kreitman Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is currently a member of the Global Internet TV Consortium and previously served as the managing editor of The Communication Review between 2011 and 2015.
Michael’s research uses a variety of qualitative methods to address television industries, audiences, and texts from a critical perspective. His work has been published in Media, Culture & Society, Journal of Popular Culture, Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, and Journal of Popular Television.
M.L. Wayne (2017). Depicting the racist past in a “postracial” age: the white, male protagonist in Hell on Wheels and The Knick. Alphaville - Journal of Film and Screen Media, 13, 105-116.
M.L. Wayne (2016). Cultural class analysis and audience reception in American television’s ‘third golden age’. Interactions (Bristol): studies in communication & culture, 7 (1), 41-57. doi: 10.1386/iscc.7.1.41_1
M.L. Wayne (2016). Post-network audiences and cable crime drama. Northern lights: film & media studies Yearbook, 14 (1), 141-157. doi: 10.1386/nl.14.1.141_1
M.L. Wayne (2015). Guilty Pleasures and Cultural Legitimation: Exploring High‐Status Reality TV in the Postnetwork Era. Journal of Popular Culture, 48 (5), 990-1009. doi: 10.1111/jpcu.12337
M.L. Wayne (2014). Mitigating Colorblind Racism in the Postnetwork Era: Class-Inflected Masculinities in The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, and Justified. The Communication Review, 17 (3), 183-201. doi: 10.1080/10714421.2014.930271
M.L. Wayne (2020). Netflix Nations: The Geography of Digital Distribution [Bespreking van het boek Netflix Nations: The Geography of Digital Distribution]. Journal of Communication. doi: 10.1093/joc/jqz050
M.L. Wayne (2019, juli 11). Constructing the Racist Past in a Post-Racial Age: Colorblind Audiences and Cinemax’s The Knick. Madrid, Spain, International Association for Media and Communication Research.
M.L. Wayne (2019, mei 24). Off-the-Record and Into Print: Making the Most of Industry Interviews in the Age of Netflix. Washington D.C., USA, International Communication Association Annual Meetings.
M.L. Wayne (2019, oktober 24). Branding Young: Marketing OTTs in the Shadow of Netflix. University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, Biannual Conference of the Television Studies Section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association).
M.L. Wayne (2019, mei 24). “Stagnation is the New Up”: A Case Study of Global SVODs and Multi-Channel Providers in Israel. Washington D.C., USA, International Communication Association Annual Meetings.
M.L. Wayne (2019, maart 16). “Stagnation is the New Up”: Netflix Original Series and Multi-Channel Providers in Israel. Seattle, Washington, USA, Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference.
M.L. Wayne (2018, september 5). Netflix and the National Television Industry: Examining Multi-Channel Providers in Israel. Ormskirk, UK, Critical Studies in Television Conference.