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

Lin, , Nan, , and Nelson, CE. "Bibliographic Reference Pattern in Core Sociological Journals, 1965﷓1966." The American Sociologist 4.1 (1969): 47-50. (Academic Article)

Hanneman, , Gerhard, J, Carroll, TW, Rogers, EM, Stanfield, JD, and Lin, N. "Computer Simulation of Innovation Diffusion in a Peasant Village." American Behavioral Scientist 12.6 (1969): 36-45. (Academic Article)