J. Siguru Wahutu (Moderator)

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J. Siguru Wahutu is a Visiting Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University and a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Commencing July 2019, Wahutu will be an assistant professor in New York University’s Department of Media, Culture and Communication. His research interests are in the fields of Media Studies (with an emphasis on media fields in Africa), Sociology of Knowledge, Genocide, Mass Violence, Ethnicity, and Collective Memory. His current book project investigates how media fields in Africa construct knowledge about instances of massive human rights violations, such as the atrocities in Darfur. Wahutu’s research has appeared in African Affairs, Sociological Focus, 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).