Ann Chih Lin is an associate professor of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She teaches courses on public policy implementation, gender and politics, qualitative research methods, and immigration.
Lin studies policy implementation: the provisions that make policy easy or difficult to implement, the beliefs and behavior of people who implement policies, and the reactions of those who are targeted by policy. She is currently studying potential immigration policies, such as guestworker programs and legalization, and the political beliefs of American immigrants, with a specific focus on Arab Americans. She retains a strong interest in anti-poverty policies (co-editor, with David R. Harris, The Colors of Poverty: Why Racial and Ethnic Disparities Exist, 2008; co-editor, with Sheldon Danziger, of Coping with Poverty: The Social Contexts of Neighborhood, Work, and Family in the African-American Community, 2000). Her past research includes prison rehabilitation (Reform in the Making: The Implementation of Social Policy in Prison, 2000), and she stays involved with this issue as a member of the Community Corrections Advisory Board of Washtenaw County, Michigan.
PhD University of Chicago