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

Hanneman, Carnot E., et al. “Computer Simulation of Innovation Diffusion in a Peasant Village..” American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 12, no. 6, 1969, pp. 36–45.

Lin, Nan, et al. “Bibliographic Reference Pattern in Core Sociological Journals, 1965﷓1966..” The American Sociologist, vol. 4, no. 1, 1969, pp. 47–50.