Nan Lin
  • Nan Lin

  • Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of Sociology
  • Sociology
  • 266 Soc-Psych
  • Campus Box 90088
  • Phone: (919) 660-5610
  • Fax: (919) 660-5623
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other

    I teach Cybernetworks (Soc. 114), Methods of Social Research (SOC 132), Social Capital (Soc. 228), and Stress and Coping (Soc. 227)and others.
  • Research Description

    My main research interests are social networks and social capital, the life stress process (especially social support as resources), social stratification and mobility, and Chinese societies.
  • Current Projects

    1. Deploying social capital in organizations;, 2. Social capital in US, China and Taiwan;
  • Areas of Interest

    Social networks and social capital,
    Stratification/Mobility,
    Mental Health,
    China
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Michigan State University,
      • 1966
      • MA,
      • Syracuse University,
      • 1963
      • BA,
      • Tunghai University,
      • 1960
  • Recent Publications

      • (2007).
      • Social Capital: Advances in Research (Tentative title).
      • Oxford: Oxford University Press.
      • Lin, Nan.
      • (2007).
      • Social Capital and the Labor Market: Transforming Urban China.
      • NY: Cambridge University Press.
      • Nan Lin, editor.
      • (forthcoming).
      • Social Capital: Critical Concepts in Social Sciences. 4 volumes..
      • Routledge.
      • Raymay Hsung, Nan Lin, and Ron Breiger, editors.
      • (forthcoming).
      • Contexts of Social Capital: Social Networks in Communities, Markets and Organizations.
      • Routledge.
      • (2005).
      • “Social Capital,”.
      • In edited by Jens Beckert and Milan Zagiroski (Eds.),
      • Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology
      • .
      • Rutlege Ltd.
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