ABOUT ME

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I am an urban, economic, and cultural sociologist who studies housing and the politics of urban development. Across my research projects, I look at how the dynamics of capitalism play out on the ground through political struggles over the built environment, the meanings and ideas of social actors, and the histories and institutions of cities. In addition to my focus on urban politics, I conduct research on gentrification and the relationship between consumption and inequality. I am also interested in and have published in the area of social theory.

My academic work has appeared in the journals City & Community, Contexts, Geoforum, and in the edited volumesĀ Social Theory Now with the University of Chicago Press and Back to the City: Food and Gentrification in North America with New York University Press and has won multiple awards. Links to my essay writings and media coverage of my work can be found on the public sociology page.

I am currently co-chair of the Urban Sociology Research Cluster of the Canadian Sociology Association.

You can contact me at zachary.hyde@alumni.ubc.ca