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Lin, Yen-Yu, Ph.D.



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Sociology and Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

I received my sociology Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Beginning in August 2023, I joined DePauw University as Assistant Professor of Sociology.   
My general research interests are at the intersections of global and transnational sociology and comparative-historical sociology. My specific research keywords include material culture, empires, race, and intersectionality. I am particularly interested in the relationship between material culture and systems of domination and how this relationship historically affects marginalized people.   
I am working on a book project titled "Colors of Empire: Visualizing Race in Taiwan under Japanese Colonial Rule." My other working research projects include (1) Confederate monuments and memory activism in Charlottesville, Virginia after the Summer of Hate in 2017; (2) Pacifist nationalism and commemoration of the defeat of WWII in post-1945 Japanese society. 
At DePauw, I teach Introduction to Sociology, Global and Transnational Sociology, and Sociology of Art.

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