Michael Bailey is Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex. He has a particular interest in broadcasting history and governmentality studies. He is also interested in New Left politics, alternative media and social movements, British cultural studies and media policy. He is currently working on a monograph for Bloomsbury Press, entitled, Remaking the University. He is an associate member of the Goldsmiths Media Research Programme; a member of the international advisory board for the Louis le Prince Interdisciplinary Centre for Cinema, Photography and Television, University of Leeds; and was recently appointed a visiting research fellow at the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at The Open University.