Gary Fine

Northwestern University

Gary Fine, John Evans Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, will work on a project examining what the spread of rumors about terrorists and terrorism reveals about social trust within communities, and how this trust is solidified into norms of communication. Working with a list of rumors that he has compiled about immigration and terrorism over the last decade, Fine will develop a theory of how rumors impact community beliefs, norms, and trust.


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