Toussaint Nothias Researcher Profile

Toussaint NothiasToussaint Nothias is a lecturer in the Center for African Studies, Stanford University. He is also an associate researcher at the University of Oxford on the Mecodem (Media, Conflict, Democratisation) project. He is a media scholar working at the intersection of critical media studies, postcolonial theory and journalism production.  In his PhD, conducted at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, Dr Nothias investigated media representations of Africa in British and French media by combining discourse analysis of media content with interviews with foreign correspondents based in South Africa and Kenya. As part of the Mecodem project, he has worked on the role of journalists and the civil society in Kenya in relation to the 2007 and 2013 elections, the ICC trial of President Kenyatta and the reporting of terrorism. He is a member of the IAMCR and ICA and his work has notably appeared in leading communication journals including Communication, Culture, Critique, African Journalism Studies and Visual Communication. You can follow him on twitter at @NothiasT and on academia at

Selected publications:

-2016: Paterson, C. and Nothias, T. “Representation of China and the US in Africa in Online Global News”, Communication, Culture, Critique, 9(1): 107-125.

2016 : Nothias, T. “Mediating the Distant Other for the Distant Audience: How do Western Correspon- dents in East and Southern Africa Perceive Their Audience”, in Africa’s Media Image in the 21st century: From the Hopeless Continent to Africa Rising, Bunce, M., Franks, S. and Paterson, C. (eds). Routledge: London.

-2014 : Nothias, T. “Hopeful, Rising, New: Visualizing Africa in the Age of Globalisation”, Visual Communication, 13(3): 323-339.

2014 : Nothias, T. “Afro-pessimism in the French and British Press Coverage of the 2010 South African World Cup”, in African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The Legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, Chari, T. and Mhiripiri, N. (eds). Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke, 285-304.

2013 : Nothias, T. “ ‘It’s Struck a Chord We Have Never Managed to Strike’: Frames, Perspectives and Remediation Strategies in the International News Coverage of Kony2012”, Ecquid-Novi African Journalism Studies, 34(2): 123-129.

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