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Toussaint Nothias

Toussaint Nothias

Toussaint Nothias

Lecturer
African Studies

Dr Toussaint Nothias is a lecturer in the Center for African Studies at Stanford University. Prior to this, he completed his PhD within the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, was a visiting doctoral researcher at the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, and worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford for the “Media, Conflict and Democratisation” project. His research interests are located at the intersection of media and journalism studies, discourse analysis, postcolonial theory and African studies. In particular, Dr Nothias writes on the discursive nature and production of global media representations of Africa.  His work has appeared in Journalism Studies, Communication, Culture, Critique, African Journalism Studies, Visual Communication and the edited book Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century. He is currently a co-investigator on the British Academy / Leverhulme funded research project “Contested discourses of Africa Rising: the struggle for control of the image of the foreign partner” (2017-2018). At Stanford, he teaches two classes focused on media and Africa (“Media Representations of Africa” and “Media and Conflict in Africa”), and in the spring of 2017 he organized the pre-ICA conference “African Media Studies in the Digital Age”.

Research Interest(s): 
Journalism, Media Representations of Africa, Social and Digital Media in Africa, Media and Conflict, Postcolonial Theory, ICT for Development
Countries of Study: 
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa