Professor, Sociology; Advisory Committee, Urban and Environmental Policy
Lin started teaching at Occidental in 1998.
- Office: Swan Hall 215
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (323) 259-2994
- Website: http://janlin.me/
- Office Hours: T 1-3 W 2-4
Education: B.A., Williams College; M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., New School for Social Research
Jan Lin started teaching at Occidental College in 1998. His teaching areas are in urban sociology; sociological field methods; globalization; mass media and consumer society; senior seminar; introduction to sociology and a freshman course on Los Angeles. He is author of Reconstructing Chinatown: Ethnic Enclave, Global Change (on New York's Chinatown 1998), co-editor of The Urban Sociology Reader (a textbook reader, 2nd edition 2013), and The Power of Urban Ethnic Places (2011).
He was principal investigator on a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Occidental College in 1999-2003 for a Northeast Los Angeles Community Outreach Partnership Center. Many of his students have had their field interviews published online: http://www.kcet.org/socal/