Stupart is a freelance photojournalist, researcher, writer and videographer with a particular focus on the intersection between narratives of Africa and development assistance. He previously completed an MA analysing the understandings present in coverage of the 2011/12 Somalia famine, and is currently studying towards a second Masters in Public Policy and conflict at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Universität Erfurt.
Stupart’s current academic interests include the intersection of media and development, data gathering/processing in conflict areas, and the effects of violence and representation on legitimacy. Stupart also writes at his own blog, richardstupart.com, and has contributed work to CNNGo, Matador Network, Timeline, Good Men Project, City Press (South Africa) and other assorted publications on topics ranging from travel to aid, voluntourism and race.
At 5pm on 21 January 2015, he will be presenting a seminar on “Compassion Fatigue, the ‘CNN Effect’ and the Need for Better Media-Humanitarian Theory” in the Jane Moody Board Room (Berrick Saul Building) at the University of York.