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).