Victor Tan Chen is associate professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He studies economic inequality. He is the co-author, with Katherine S. Newman, of The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, named by Library Journal as one of the Best Business Books of 2007. His work has been featured in the Atlantic, New York Times, NPR, BBC News, and the Boston Globe.
Victor’s work has been featured in the Atlantic, the New York Times, BBC News, Times Higher Education, the Boston Globe, and Bill Moyers Journal, among other places. He is also the editor in chief of In the Fray, an award-winning magazine devoted to personal stories on global issues.