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A copy of my academic CV is available here, and you can follow my research work over at Researchgate. My areas of interest are Media studies; Public policy & conflict resolution; Media & humanitarianism; Representation and empathy towards distant suffering.

Qualifications

MPP Public Policy & Conflict (Universität Erfurt) – 1.5 / 1st (2015)
MA Media Studies (Rhodes University) – Distinction (2012)
PgDipJMS Journalism & Media Studies (Rhodes University) – (2010)
BSc (Honours) Computer Science (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) – (2004)
BSc Computer Science (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) – (2003)

Publications

Stupart, R. (2015). Africa’s deadliest conflict: media coverage of the humanitarian disaster in the Congo and the United Nations response 1997–2008. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 33(3), 418-420. doi:10.1080/02589001.2015.1075939

Stupart, R., & Strelitz, L. (2016). Framing the Famine: An analysis of media coverage of the 2011 famine in Somalia. African Journalism Studies 33(1), 100-119, doi:10.1080/23743670.2015.1084586

Working Papers

Stupart, R. Recording a War: Method and ethics in post-conflict archive-building

Awards

PhD Studentship Award, 2016 -2019, London School of Economics and Political Science
Senior Fellow, African Good Governance Network
DAAD Scholarship for Masters study, 2013 – 2015
Winner: South African University Debating Championships, 2004

Conferences, seminars & teaching

Research design and Methods. Course lecturer at the Willy Brandt school of public policy, Universität Erfurt.

Project group convenor: Media and humanitarian emergencies, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Universität Erfurt

Mediated solidarity: Compassion fatigue, the CNN effect and the representation of distant suffering.  A paper presented as part of the Finding Africa Postcolonial African Studies seminar series at the University of York.

From counting to comprehending: A methodological approach to making ‘conflictition’ visible in the case of Boko Haram International conference at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at Bielefeld University, 2-4 June 2016

Interactive/Digital Projects

African Conflict Map
An online map, showing over 94,000 instances of conflict events across Africa in the last 14 years and allowing users to browse conflict event data and export subsets of the overall dataset for research. Underlying data extracted from the University of Sussex’ ACLED data project.

Wire
A database/research console allowing users to conduct country-year queries across a range of databases (ACLED, Aid Worker Security Project, World Bank and others) and receive graphed layout of conflict, economic and other trends, exportable as summary tables or raw event and statistical data. Login protected, but demonstration accounts available on request.