PubPol 750.005: Topics: Civil Rights Policy in the U.S.
9:57-9:57 pm EST
This course explores various approaches to civil rights policy, including efforts to prevent discrimination, to "level the playing field," to create equality, and to provide compensation. Policies targeted towards gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, language, physical and mental disability, and citizenship will all be considered.
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Lin teaches courses on public policy implementation, gender and politics, qualitative research methods, and immigration. She 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 immigration policies, such as guestworker programs and legalization, and the political beliefs of American immigrants.