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.
Michael 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
Michael 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
Michael 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
Michael 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
Michael 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
Michael L. Wayne (2014) - Ambivalent anti-heroes and racist rednecks on basic cable: - Journal of Popular Television, 2 (2), 205-225 - doi: 10.1386/jptv.2.2.205_1
Michael Wayne (2019) - Branding Young: Marketing OTTs in the Shadow of Netflix - Biannual Conference of the Television Studies Section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association)
Michael Wayne (2019) - Constructing the Racist Past in a Post-Racial Age: Colorblind Audiences and Cinemax’s The Knick - International Association for Media and Communication Research
Michael Wayne (2019) - “Stagnation is the New Up”: A Case Study of Global SVODs and Multi-Channel Providers in Israel - International Communication Association Annual Meetings
Michael Wayne (2019) - Off-the-Record and Into Print: Making the Most of Industry Interviews in the Age of Netflix - International Communication Association Annual Meetings
Michael Wayne (2019) - “Stagnation is the New Up”: Netflix Original Series and Multi-Channel Providers in Israel - Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference
Michael Wayne (2018) - Netflix and the National Television Industry: Examining Multi-Channel Providers in Israel - Critical Studies in Television Conference