Victor Tan Chen

Victor Tan Chen is an associate professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy (University of California Press, 2015) and (with Katherine Newman) The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America (Beacon Press, 2007), named by Library Journal as one of the Best Business Books of 2007. He received the 2017 Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. His work has been featured in the Atlantic, BBC News, New York Times, and NPR. He also edits In The Fray, an award-winning magazine devoted to personal stories on global issues.

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