Come join us in-person or online to hear about Fake News and Information Literacy Project from Dr. Stephen Underhill. Introduced by Mark Grigoraci.
Stephen M. Underhill is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies. He is a Washington Post contributor, and works in the area of
fake news, disinformation, and propaganda. He studies institutionalized power in critical and cultural contexts, which directs his focus to matters of law enforcement and national security. Among other things, Stephen is interested in how law enforcement speaks to and about its different publics to preserve
and defend power structures. He is the director of the Fake News & Information Literacy Project, an IRB-approved undergraduate research study
that investigates online perceptions of wedge issues and their media sources. He is published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Western Journal of Communication, and Voices of Democracy. He contributes to Not Past It and The Road to Now with Bob Crawford & Ben Sawyer. Dr. Underhill is author of The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI (Michigan State University Press, 2020)Education: Ph.D. in Communication from University of Maryland, M.A. in Communication Studies from University of Portland, and B.A in Political Science from Sonoma State University. He joined the Marshall Faculty in August 2012.
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