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, Lin, et al. “The Stress﷓Buffering Role of Social Support..” Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 165, no. 6, 1977, pp. 403–17.

Hingson, Nan, et al. “Achieving Higher Immunization Receptivity..” Public Health Reviews, vol. VI–1 and 2, 1977, pp. 93–117.

Lin, Daniel, et al. “Differential Effects of Information Channels in the Process of Innovation Diffusion..” Social Forces, vol. 54, 1975, pp. 256–74.

Lin Nan, Ronald S. “The McIntire March: A Study of Recruitment and Commitment..” Public Opinion Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 4, 1975, pp. 562–73.

Lin, R. A., et al. “Reply to Hansen and Haller..” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 82, no. 4, 1975, pp. 857–62.

Lin, Daniel, et al. “The Process of Occupational Status Achievement: A Preliminary Cross﷓national Comparison..” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 81, no. 3, 1975, pp. 543–62.

Lin Nan, Ronald S. “Stratification of the Formal Communication System in American Sociology..” The American Sociologist, vol. 9, 1974, pp. 199–206.

Lin, Ronald S., et al. “Diffusion of Family Planning Innovations: Theoretical and Practical Issues..” Studies in Family Planning, vol. 5, no. 6, 1974, pp. 189–95.

Hingson, Ralph, et al. “Communication Participation and Individual Receptivity to Health Innovations..” International Journal of Health Education, vol. 16, no. 1, 1973, pp. 5–14.

Garvey, Nan, et al. “Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: III. Information﷓exchange processes associated with the production of journal articles..” Information Storage and Retrieval, vol. 8, no. 5, 1972, pp. 207–21.