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.


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)


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 the War: The research and archival utility of Uganda’s National Memory and Peace Documentation Centre conflict dataset

Stupart, R. & Carman, M. Duty to Know: A rebuttal to demands that media refrain from traumatic representations of distant suffering


Junior Fellow, African Good Governance Network
DAAD Scholarship for Masters study, 2013 – 2015
Winner: South African University Debating Championships, 2004

Conferences, seminars & teaching

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.

Research design and Methods. Course lecturer at Universität Erfurt’s Willy Brandt school of public policy in the 2016 summer semester.

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 Bielfeld University, 2-4 June 2016

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