Tony Tian-Ren Lin

Tony Tian-Ren Lin Director of Programmatic Operations

Research Scholar

Tony Lin is Director of Programmatic Operations at the Institute and oversees all grants, research programs, and the Fellows Program. In particular, he is co-principal investigator of the Vocations and Common Good Project, primary grants manager of Character and Citizenship in 21st Century America: Studies in the Moral Ecology of Formation, and co-director of The American Christianity and Late Modernity Project.

As a research scholar, he specializes in the sociology of religion and culture in the late modern world. He holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University, two masters degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a doctorate degree from the University of Virginia. His current book project focuses on the role of Word of Faith Pentecostalism, better known as Prosperity Gospel, in the lives of first generation Latino immigrants. He is working on a follow-up project which works to understand the effects of Word of Faith Pentecostalism in other countries. He was born in Taiwan and grew up in Argentina.

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