Nan Lin

Nan Lin

Oscar L. Tang Family Distinguished 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 (Taiwan) 1960

Hanneman, Carnot E., J. Gerhard, Tom W. Carroll, Everette M. Rogers, J David Stanfield, and Nan Lin. “Computer Simulation of Innovation Diffusion in a Peasant Village.American Behavioral Scientist 12, no. 6 (1969): 36–45.

Lin, Carnot E., Carnot E. Nan, and Carnot E. Nelson. “Bibliographic Reference Pattern in Core Sociological Journals, 1965﷓1966.The American Sociologist 4, no. 1 (1969): 47–50.