Nan Lin

Nan Lin

Oscar L. Tang Family Professor Emeritus of Sociology

External Address: 
266 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5610


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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University 1966

  • M.A., Syracuse University 1963

  • B.A., Tunghai University 1960

Dean, , Alfred, , and Lin, N. "The Stress﷓Buffering Role of Social Support." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 165.6 (1977): 403-417. (Academic Article)

Hingson, , Ralph, , Lin, N, and Hingson, RA. "Achieving Higher Immunization Receptivity." Public Health Reviews VI-1 and 2 (1977): 93-117. (Academic Article)

Lin Nan, . "The McIntire March: A Study of Recruitment and Commitment." Public Opinion Quarterly 38.4 (1975): 562-573. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , and Yauger, D. "Reply to Hansen and Haller." American Journal of Sociology 82.4 (1975): 857-862. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , and Yauger, D. "The Process of Occupational Status Achievement: A Preliminary Cross﷓national Comparison." American Journal of Sociology 81.3 (1975): 543-562. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , and Burt, RS. "Differential Effects of Information Channels in the Process of Innovation Diffusion." Social Forces 54 (1975): 256-274. (Academic Article)

Lin Nan, . "Stratification of the Formal Communication System in American Sociology." The American Sociologist 9 (1974): 199-206. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , and Hingson, R. "Diffusion of Family Planning Innovations: Theoretical and Practical Issues." Studies in Family Planning 5.6 (1974): 189-195. (Academic Article)

Hingson, , Ralph, , and Lin, N. "Communication Participation and Individual Receptivity to Health Innovations." International Journal of Health Education 16.1 (1973): 5-14. (Academic Article)

Garvey, , William, D, Nan, L, and Kazuo, T. "Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: III. Information﷓exchange processes associated with the production of journal articles." Information Storage and Retrieval 8.5 (1972): 207-221. (Academic Article)