Michael has been an academic most of his working life. In part this is because studying film at the North London Polytechnic in the mid-1980s was a revelation to him in so far as it simultaneously provided not just an education in film but a political framework with which to understand the world around him. That connection between the study of a medium as a medium through which to learn about the world, remains central to his work as a teacher and researcher.
Newest selected publications
Wayne, M. (2019) 'Marxism goes to the movies'. Routledge. ISSN 10: 1317194799 ISSN 13: 9781138677869
Wayne, M. (2018) 'England's Discontents, Political Cultures and National Identities'. London: Pluto Press. ISSN 10: 0745399320 ISSN 13: 9780745399324
O'Neill, D. and Wayne, M. (2017) 'Considering Class: Theory, Culture and the Media in the 21st Century'. Leiden: Brill. ISSN 13: 978-90-04-31952-3
O'Neill, D. and Wayne, M. (2017) 'On Intellectuals', in Wayne, M. and O'Neill,, D. (eds.) Considering Class: Theory, Culture and the Media in the 21st Century. Brill and Haymarket.Open Access Link
Wayne, M. (2016) 'Beneath the Bias, the Crisis: The Press, the Independent Media and the Scottish Referendum'. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 12 (3). pp. 323 - 340. ISSN: 1740-8296 Open Access Link