Jonathan Lin received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from CUNY Brooklyn College with a minor in history. His undergraduate studies focused on Immigration, education, and labor, with an emphasis on East Asian communities in New York. His undergraduate thesis dealt with second generation values among the Chinese community in New York City, and how parental values and expectations influence second generation education and career choices.
He is currently interested in political sociology, particularly the formation of the American political identity, drawing upon several different concepts including national identity, immigration, stratification, and political institutions and organizations. Furthermore, he is interested in studying contemporary social movements, especially the ways in which social movements interact with and foster national and political identity, as well as the cultural, social, and political processes involved in forming these social movements.