Zed Zhipeng Gao
Department of Psychology, American University of Paris
Research keywords: Psychology in the China-globe dynamics; cultural politics; Chinese immigrants
Zed Zhipeng Gao is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the American University of Paris, France. Zed was born in China and immigrated to Canada for graduate studies. He received PhD training in historical, theoretical and critical studies of psychology at York University, followed by postdoctoral training in sociology and anthropology through funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Zed is currently studying Chinese immigrants’ identity, belonging, and mental health. He applies interdisciplinary methods to situate these phenomena in (de)globalization, (trans)nationalism, and racial relations. These political threads connect Zed’s current project with his previous ones which were concerned with the role of psychology in China’s communist movement, Cold War, and post-communist reform. Besides psychology in the China-globe dynamics as his overarching topic, Zed has an additional theoretical interest in exploring “cultural politics” as an approach to bridging cultural psychology and critical theory. Zed has published over 20 journal articles and book chapters. Zed holds an Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award from the International Psychology Division of APA and a Young Scholar Award from Cheiron (International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences).