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Jean Lin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal State East Bay. She is a member of the Civic Life of Cities Lab (CLCL) at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). Her CLCL team includes research assistants Susie Rhim (Cal State East Bay) and Tiffany Yang (Stanford University). She tweets at @JeanLinSoci.
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