Northeast Los Angeles Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC)
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Jan Lin 
Associate Professor of Sociology 

Occidental College 

Curriculum Vitae
Special Projects
Urban Sociology
Senior Seminar
Urban Field Studies
Introduction to Sociology
Social Change: Modernization to Globalization
Sociology Department
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA  90041-3314
Tel: 323-259-2994

Jan Lin emigrated from Taiwan in 1966 and is now an American citizen.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at Occidental College.  Previous to this, he taught at Amherst College in Massachusetts and at the University of Houston.  He received a B.A. from Williams College, an M.S. from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in from the New School for Social Research in New York.  His teaching and research interests are urban and community sociology, globalization and the sociology of the world-system, mass media and cultural studies, race and ethnic relations, and Asian Americans.  He is the author of Reconstructing Chinatown: Ethnic Enclave, Global Change (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998).  He is involved with a number of historic preservation, planning, and community policy projects in Northeast Los Angeles and Chinatown.  He is Principal Investigator for a three-year $400,000 grant funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Northeast Los Angeles Community Outreach Partnership Center.

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