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Ph.D., New Testament, Religious Studies, Yale University.
M.A. New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
M.A. English Literature, University of Chicago.
B.A. English Literature, Pomona College.
Professor Lin specializes in textual criticism, the Revelation of John, critical race theory, gender and sexuality, and immigration. Her book, The Erotic Life of Manuscripts (Oxford 2016), examines how metaphors of race, family, evolution, and genetic inheritance have shaped the goals and assumptions of New Testament textual criticism from the eighteenth century to the present.
Her current book project, Immigration and Apocalypse: The Revelation of John in the History of American Immigration, focuses on apocalypticism and the use of Revelation in the political discourse surrounding American immigration – both in utopian visions of America and dystopian fear of “outsiders.”
Prof. Lin has also published a number of scholarly works in edited volumes such as Present and Future of Biblical Studies (Brill 2018), The Oxford Handbook of New Testament, Gender, and Sexuality (Oxford 2018), and Reading in These Times: The Critical Task (SBL 2018).