KEN-HOU LIN is an Associate Professor of Sociology and at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his BA from the National Taiwan University and his PhD in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Lin's primary research examines how the economic and demographic changes in past four decades shape the distribution of resources in the United States. He also explores how the internet emerges as both a space and a tool to help understand contemporary societies. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Health, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the Joyce Foundation.