Bio

Short Bio:

Tony Tian-Ren Lin is the Program Director for the Leadership Development initiative at Trinity Church Wall Street and a Research Professor at New York Theological Seminary.  He is a cultural sociologist whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of religion, immigration, race, and ethnicity. He is the author of Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), which Publisher’s Weekly praises as a “well-reasoned,” “evocative debut” that “immerse[s] readers in the lives of his subjects.” His work has been featured on NPR, LatinoUSA, The Atlantic Monthly, and other national media. Lin is also an ordained Presbyterian minister. 

Long Bio

Tony Tian-Ren Lin is the Program Director for the Leadership Development initiative at Trinity Church Wall Street and a Research Professor at New York Theological Seminary. He is a cultural sociologist whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of religion, immigration, race, and ethnicity. He is the author of Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), which Publisher’s Weekly praises as a “well-reasoned,” “evocative debut” that “immerse[s] readers in the lives of his subjects.” He was previously a Research Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia where he held numerous academic and administrative positions. 

Lin was born in Taiwan and grew up in Argentina. He holds a bachelor degree from Boston University, a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Master and Doctor of Philosophy in sociology from the University of Virginia. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister who has served churches in New Jersey and Virginia. Lin is also active in numerous non-profits and justice ministries. His work has been featured in The Atlantic MonthlyThe Washington PostLatinoUSAWNYC, and other venues.

Bio en Español

Tony Tian-Ren Lin es el Vicepresidente de Avance Institucional e Investigaciones en el Seminario Teológico de Nueva York. Es un sociólogo cultural cuya especialidad se enfoca en la intersección de la religión, la inmigración, la raza y el origen étnico. Es autor de Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), que Publisher’s Weekly elogia como un “bien razonado,” “debut evocativo” que “sumerge a los lectores en la vida de sus sujetos.” Su trabajo ha aparecido en The Atlantic MonthlyThe Washington PostLatinoUSAWNYC, y otros medios nacionales. Lin también es un pastor Presbiteriano.