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.