Published: Jan. 7, 2021

Jan. 7, 2021—Experts from the University of Colorado Boulder are available to discuss various aspects of violence on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol—from its connections to white nationalism in the U.S. to recent decisions around Donald Trump’s social media accounts. 

This list will be updated as new experts become available. 

Banned from social media 

Casey Fiesler, assistant professor in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), can discuss content moderation policies on social media platforms following actions by Facebook and Twitter to restrict President Trump’s accounts. She studies technology ethics, internet law and policy and online communities.

Watch explainer videos by Fiesler on recent moves to restrict President Trump's social media accounts:

Law enforcement response 

Jennifer Ho, professor of ethnic studies, can discuss the ways that white supremacy contributed to violence at the U.S. Capitol and how law enforcement responded. 

Hillary Potter, associate professor of ethnic studies, can discuss how the events—and the response to them—on Jan. 6, 2021, are a stark contrast to Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020.

White nationalism 

Benjamin Teitelbaum, assistant professor of international affairs and ethnomusicology, is a scholar of the radical right and the author of War For Eternity: Inside Bannon’s Far-Right Circle of Global Power Brokers. He can discuss the events at the Capitol in the context of the white nationalist movement in the U.S. and abroad.

25th Amendment

Paul Campos, a professor of constitutional law, is available to discuss the 25th Amendment after some politicians have called for using its provisions to remove Trump from office.