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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 teaches in the field of New Testament studies and specializes in 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 research 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.” Other projects include research on the construction of addiction in ancient Christianity and the transgender Jesus and apostles in early Christian writings.