Jeremy Lin

PhD Candidate in History

New York University

Jeremy Lin is a PhD Candidate in History at New York University. He graduated from Harvard College in 2008 with a BA in Classics and Linguistics. Subsequently, a 2008–09 DAAD grant allowed him to continue his work on the development of Greek dialects. His current areas of study at NYU are the intellectual history of linguistics and the development of nationalism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Eastern Europe, focusing on the Hungarian and Lithuanian cases. His dissertation project examines the relationship between the development of linguistic theory and method and the role played by language in the articulation of national boundaries, comparing how national activists and linguists write about language as well as seeking to explain why scholarly linguistic works might have been an especially fruitful source of concepts and quotes in this period.