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For Your Reference: The Rhetoric of January 6
February 2, 2022

Did inflammatory political rhetoric incite an insurrection at the US Capitol in 2021? Join us on February 17 to hear two scholars of communication studies analyze the political rhetoric surrounding the events of January 6. Lucas Logan and Jeremy Rogerson will be our guests on the next episode of For Your Reference, the UT Libraries’ original livestream series featuring conversations with guest scholars.

For Your Reference is dedicated to media and information literacy — teaching our viewers not only how to access information but also how to be savvy consumers of that information. In addition to a critical analysis of political discourse from our guest scholars, librarians will offer tips on locating reliable information on the topic and will explore the UT Libraries’ archives in search of pertinent historical collections.

Join our livestream event at 7 p.m. (EST), Thursday, February 17 via YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. Expect a lively debate with opportunities to ask questions of our guest scholars!


About our guest scholars:

Lucas Logan is associate professor of communication studies at the University of Houston—Downtown. He teaches courses in Digital Media Literacy; Mass Media; Communication and Technology; and New Media, Society, and Globalization — among other topics. His current research focuses on the ongoing development of international regulation of hacking, hacktivism and digital piracy, and the dangers that these regulations offer to civil liberties and online communication.

Jeremy Rogerson is a lecturer in the Department of Communication at Mississippi State University as well as a doctoral student in the College of Communication and Information Science at the University of Alabama. His research interests reside in rhetoric, where he specifically studies war rhetoric and violence. His dissertation project examines the use of torture in the War on Terror and how its use functions rhetorically.