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j. Siguru Wahutu Ph.D. graduated with a Sociology degree from the University of Minnesota. Commencing July 2019, he will be an assistant professor in NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

His research interests are in Media Organizations, Media Manipulation, Data Privacy, Sociology of Knowledge, Genocide, Mass Violence, and Ethnicity. His current book project examines how media fields in Africa construct knowledge about instances of massive human rights violations, such as the atrocities in Darfur. james' research has appeared in academic journals such as African Affairs, Sociological Forum, Media, Culture, and Society, and Global Media and Communication. He has also written about global media patterns on the coverage of genocide in Africa (with Dr. Joachim Savelsberg) and on ethnicity and land politics in Kenya (with Dr. Tade Okediji).


McGill-Queen's University Press

Media and Mass Atrocity

The Rwanda Genocide and Beyond

How African media cover atrocities on their own continent

Apr 9, 2019
Nieman Journalism Lab

Think 2018 was bad? Wait until you see 2019

Unless journalists decide to take a stand and rethink the current status quo, 2019 will be darker and gloomier.

Dec 15, 2018


Mar 12, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics

How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya

PODCAST & VIDEO: Join us for a conversation with author Nanjala Nyabola and 2017 Berkman Klein Fellow Grace Mutung'u about Nanjala's book, Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics:… More

Oct 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Special Event: Big Data, Meager Returns?

A collaborative workshop on Fairness, Sustainability and Data for the Global South

A workshop on automation's promise and challenge for a different future, and the better governance models needed to include the understanding of data as a public asset. More