Wahutu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation focuses on genocide and mass atrocity, media, collective memory and human rights with a regional focus on Africa. Wahutu is broadly interested in how news organizations and journalists in Africa produce knowledge about genocide and mass atrocity in neighbouring African countries. He also writes a monthly blog on current events in Africa for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In his free time, Wahutu plays a lot of video games and wakes up at 6:30 am on the weekends to watch the English Premier League.