We wish to welcome Zed (Zhipeng) Gao to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as an SSHRC postdoctoral fellow. Zed Gao will be with us for the next two years where he will research how Chinese immigrants in Canada negotiate their hybrid identity and sociocultural beliefs amid the recent Canada-China tension.
Gao received his MA and PhD degrees at York University, Toronto where he also acted as a Course Director in the Department of Psychology as well as an associate at the York Centre for Asian Studies.
His previous research centred on Chinese identity and intergroup relations as well as the history of psychology in China's communist revolution in the 1950s. His research also explores qualitative strategies to equip experimental design with greater cross-cultural sensitivity. He brings to our department the shared commitment to social justice and cultural diversity.
Please extend a warm welcome to Zed! His talk, China's Project of Creating the "New Socialist Human" in the 1950s, will kickoff our upcoming Fall Colloquium Series on September 17th. We hope to see you there!