Double congratulations to CMCI alumnus Toussaint Nothias, who has not only been awarded his PhD, but has also gained a teaching post at Stanford University in California.
Toussaint’s doctoral research, a development of the thesis he wrote as part of his MA in Cultural & Creative Industries degree with us, was entitled “Beyond Afro-pessimism? British and French Print Media Discourse on Africa”.
His PhD offers new insights into long standing debates about Western media representations of Africa, and their propensity to marginalise the continent and to rely on colonial stereotypes, images and narratives.
Toussant took his PhD at the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. He is now working as a lecturer at Center for African Studies at Stanford, and is also working as an associate researcher for the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (University of Oxford) on the Mecodem project (http://mecodem.eu/) on media, conflict and democratisation in Kenya.