Gary John Adler, Jr.

Gary John Adler Jr is a sociologist at Penn State University studying culture, religious organizations, civic engagement, and collective action. His main research focus has been the organization of social concern for distant issues and cultural outsiders, particularly how religious organizations produce empathy, tolerance, political behavior or activism.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019
Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time
Many if not most Americans have never crossed the U.S. border with Mexico by land or spent any time in that region. This unfamiliarity can make it easy for politicians to distort what’s going on there and hard for immigration advocates and social movements to muster support for their primary goal:...
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