Zachary Hyde

PhD Student
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About

About Me:

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 & CommunityContextsGeoforum, and in the edited volumes Social Theory Nowwith 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 below.

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


Research

Current Research:

My dissertation focuses on the ongoing marketization of social or “affordable” housing provision through public-private partnerships in two Canadian cities, Toronto and Vancouver. In particular my study focuses on two large-scale redevelopments, the Woodward’s project in Vancouver, and the Honest Ed’s project in Toronto, carried out by a single developer, Westbank. This project involves two years of on-the-ground ethnographic fieldwork in both cities, 98 interviews with developers, planners, politicians, NGOs and housing activists, as well as textual and historical analysis.

 


Publications

Journal Articles:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “Giving Back to Get Ahead: Altruism as a Developer Strategy of Accumulation Through Affordable Housing Policy in Toronto and Vancouver,” Geoforum

(online ahead of print).

  • Winner, Student Paper Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (2019)

Hyde, Zachary. 2014. “Omnivorous Gentrification: Restaurant Reviews and Neighborhood Change in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver,” City & Community 13(4): 341-359.

  • Winner, Student Paper Award, Consumers and Consumption Section of the American Sociological Association (2015)

Hanser, Amy and Zachary Hyde. 2014. “Foodies Remaking Cities,” Contexts 13(3): 44-49.

 

Book Chapters:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018 (forthcoming). “Restaurants and Resistance to Gentrification in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: Social Enterprise as a Pre-emptive Strategy,” in Back to the City: Food and Gentrification in North America, edited by Alison Hope Alkon, Yuki Kato and Joshua Sbicca.

Gross, Neil and Zachary Hyde. 2017. “Norms and Mental Imagery,” Pp. 361-391 in Social Theory Now, edited by Claudio Benzecry, Monika Krause and Isaac Reed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Essays and Public Sociology:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “From ‘Escaping Vancouver’ and YIMBYism to Fighting Back through Collective Action,” The Mainlander, October 13.

http://themainlander.com/2018/10/15/escaping-vancouver/

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “The Dilemmas of Developer Funded Public Art: Art Washing and the Vancouver Mural Festival,” Spacing Magazine, Summer 2018, Issue 47.

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “Foodies Gentrifying Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside,” The Tyee,May 15.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2018/05/15/Foodies-Gentrify-Downtown-Eastside/

Hyde, Zachary. 2017. “Gentrification as Symbolic Cannibalism: From ‘Fraserhood’ to Chinatown,” The Mainlander, March 6. http://themainlander.com/2017/03/05/gentrification-as-symbolic-cannibalism-from-fraserhood-to-chinatown/

Hyde, Zachary. 2016. “Vancouver Mural Festival is Caught up in Gentrification,” The Mainlander, October 5.  http://themainlander.com/2016/10/05/vancouver-mural-festival-is-caught-up-in-gentrification/

 

Media Interviews:

2018   “Was Vision Vancouver Addicted to Selling Rezoning?” by Christopher Cheung. The Tyee,           

Sep 30. https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/10/01/Vision-Vancouver-Rezoning-Addiction/

2018   “Facing Displacement by Condos, Should Vancouver Artists ‘Bite the Hand that Feeds?’” by Tessa Vikander. Metro Vancouver, Mar 11.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2018/03/11/should-vancouver-artists-bite-the-hand-that-feeds.html

“The High Price of Vancouver’s Working Class Romanticism,” by Christopher Cheung. Vancouver Courier, January 10.

http://www.vancourier.com/community/the-high-price-of-vancouver-s-working-class-romanticism-1.23140337

2017  “Disappearing Main Street: Photos Highlight Gentrification in Uber-Hip Neighborhood,” by Christopher Cheung. Metro Vancouver, Oct 13.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/10/13/disappearing-main-street-photos-highlight-gentrification-in-uber-hip-neighbourhood.html

 


Teaching

Primary Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Sociology 342: Consumers and Consumption

 

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Sociology 371: Classical Sociological Theory

Sociology 372: Contemporary Sociological Theory

Sociology 342: Consumers and Consumption

Sociology 382: Qualitative Methods

Sociology 354: Community Sociology

Sociology 350: Sociological Theory

Sociology 361: Social Inequality

Sociology 100: Introduction to Sociology

 

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Sociology 100: Introduction to Sociology


Zachary Hyde

PhD Student
location_on AnSo -1315
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About Me:

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 & CommunityContextsGeoforum, and in the edited volumes Social Theory Nowwith 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 below.

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

Current Research:

My dissertation focuses on the ongoing marketization of social or “affordable” housing provision through public-private partnerships in two Canadian cities, Toronto and Vancouver. In particular my study focuses on two large-scale redevelopments, the Woodward’s project in Vancouver, and the Honest Ed’s project in Toronto, carried out by a single developer, Westbank. This project involves two years of on-the-ground ethnographic fieldwork in both cities, 98 interviews with developers, planners, politicians, NGOs and housing activists, as well as textual and historical analysis.

 

Journal Articles:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “Giving Back to Get Ahead: Altruism as a Developer Strategy of Accumulation Through Affordable Housing Policy in Toronto and Vancouver,” Geoforum

(online ahead of print).

  • Winner, Student Paper Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (2019)

Hyde, Zachary. 2014. “Omnivorous Gentrification: Restaurant Reviews and Neighborhood Change in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver,” City & Community 13(4): 341-359.

  • Winner, Student Paper Award, Consumers and Consumption Section of the American Sociological Association (2015)

Hanser, Amy and Zachary Hyde. 2014. “Foodies Remaking Cities,” Contexts 13(3): 44-49.

 

Book Chapters:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018 (forthcoming). “Restaurants and Resistance to Gentrification in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: Social Enterprise as a Pre-emptive Strategy,” in Back to the City: Food and Gentrification in North America, edited by Alison Hope Alkon, Yuki Kato and Joshua Sbicca.

Gross, Neil and Zachary Hyde. 2017. “Norms and Mental Imagery,” Pp. 361-391 in Social Theory Now, edited by Claudio Benzecry, Monika Krause and Isaac Reed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Essays and Public Sociology:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “From ‘Escaping Vancouver’ and YIMBYism to Fighting Back through Collective Action,” The Mainlander, October 13.

http://themainlander.com/2018/10/15/escaping-vancouver/

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “The Dilemmas of Developer Funded Public Art: Art Washing and the Vancouver Mural Festival,” Spacing Magazine, Summer 2018, Issue 47.

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “Foodies Gentrifying Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside,” The Tyee,May 15.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2018/05/15/Foodies-Gentrify-Downtown-Eastside/

Hyde, Zachary. 2017. “Gentrification as Symbolic Cannibalism: From ‘Fraserhood’ to Chinatown,” The Mainlander, March 6. http://themainlander.com/2017/03/05/gentrification-as-symbolic-cannibalism-from-fraserhood-to-chinatown/

Hyde, Zachary. 2016. “Vancouver Mural Festival is Caught up in Gentrification,” The Mainlander, October 5.  http://themainlander.com/2016/10/05/vancouver-mural-festival-is-caught-up-in-gentrification/

 

Media Interviews:

2018   “Was Vision Vancouver Addicted to Selling Rezoning?” by Christopher Cheung. The Tyee,           

Sep 30. https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/10/01/Vision-Vancouver-Rezoning-Addiction/

2018   “Facing Displacement by Condos, Should Vancouver Artists ‘Bite the Hand that Feeds?’” by Tessa Vikander. Metro Vancouver, Mar 11.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2018/03/11/should-vancouver-artists-bite-the-hand-that-feeds.html

“The High Price of Vancouver’s Working Class Romanticism,” by Christopher Cheung. Vancouver Courier, January 10.

http://www.vancourier.com/community/the-high-price-of-vancouver-s-working-class-romanticism-1.23140337

2017  “Disappearing Main Street: Photos Highlight Gentrification in Uber-Hip Neighborhood,” by Christopher Cheung. Metro Vancouver, Oct 13.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/10/13/disappearing-main-street-photos-highlight-gentrification-in-uber-hip-neighbourhood.html

 

Primary Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Sociology 342: Consumers and Consumption

 

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Sociology 371: Classical Sociological Theory

Sociology 372: Contemporary Sociological Theory

Sociology 342: Consumers and Consumption

Sociology 382: Qualitative Methods

Sociology 354: Community Sociology

Sociology 350: Sociological Theory

Sociology 361: Social Inequality

Sociology 100: Introduction to Sociology

 

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Sociology 100: Introduction to Sociology

Zachary Hyde

PhD Student
location_on AnSo -1315
file_download Download CV

About Me:

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 & CommunityContextsGeoforum, and in the edited volumes Social Theory Nowwith 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 below.

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

Current Research:

My dissertation focuses on the ongoing marketization of social or “affordable” housing provision through public-private partnerships in two Canadian cities, Toronto and Vancouver. In particular my study focuses on two large-scale redevelopments, the Woodward’s project in Vancouver, and the Honest Ed’s project in Toronto, carried out by a single developer, Westbank. This project involves two years of on-the-ground ethnographic fieldwork in both cities, 98 interviews with developers, planners, politicians, NGOs and housing activists, as well as textual and historical analysis.

 

Journal Articles:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “Giving Back to Get Ahead: Altruism as a Developer Strategy of Accumulation Through Affordable Housing Policy in Toronto and Vancouver,” Geoforum

(online ahead of print).

  • Winner, Student Paper Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (2019)

Hyde, Zachary. 2014. “Omnivorous Gentrification: Restaurant Reviews and Neighborhood Change in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver,” City & Community 13(4): 341-359.

  • Winner, Student Paper Award, Consumers and Consumption Section of the American Sociological Association (2015)

Hanser, Amy and Zachary Hyde. 2014. “Foodies Remaking Cities,” Contexts 13(3): 44-49.

 

Book Chapters:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018 (forthcoming). “Restaurants and Resistance to Gentrification in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: Social Enterprise as a Pre-emptive Strategy,” in Back to the City: Food and Gentrification in North America, edited by Alison Hope Alkon, Yuki Kato and Joshua Sbicca.

Gross, Neil and Zachary Hyde. 2017. “Norms and Mental Imagery,” Pp. 361-391 in Social Theory Now, edited by Claudio Benzecry, Monika Krause and Isaac Reed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Essays and Public Sociology:

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “From ‘Escaping Vancouver’ and YIMBYism to Fighting Back through Collective Action,” The Mainlander, October 13.

http://themainlander.com/2018/10/15/escaping-vancouver/

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “The Dilemmas of Developer Funded Public Art: Art Washing and the Vancouver Mural Festival,” Spacing Magazine, Summer 2018, Issue 47.

Hyde, Zachary. 2018. “Foodies Gentrifying Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside,” The Tyee,May 15.

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2018/05/15/Foodies-Gentrify-Downtown-Eastside/

Hyde, Zachary. 2017. “Gentrification as Symbolic Cannibalism: From ‘Fraserhood’ to Chinatown,” The Mainlander, March 6. http://themainlander.com/2017/03/05/gentrification-as-symbolic-cannibalism-from-fraserhood-to-chinatown/

Hyde, Zachary. 2016. “Vancouver Mural Festival is Caught up in Gentrification,” The Mainlander, October 5.  http://themainlander.com/2016/10/05/vancouver-mural-festival-is-caught-up-in-gentrification/

 

Media Interviews:

2018   “Was Vision Vancouver Addicted to Selling Rezoning?” by Christopher Cheung. The Tyee,           

Sep 30. https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/10/01/Vision-Vancouver-Rezoning-Addiction/

2018   “Facing Displacement by Condos, Should Vancouver Artists ‘Bite the Hand that Feeds?’” by Tessa Vikander. Metro Vancouver, Mar 11.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2018/03/11/should-vancouver-artists-bite-the-hand-that-feeds.html

“The High Price of Vancouver’s Working Class Romanticism,” by Christopher Cheung. Vancouver Courier, January 10.

http://www.vancourier.com/community/the-high-price-of-vancouver-s-working-class-romanticism-1.23140337

2017  “Disappearing Main Street: Photos Highlight Gentrification in Uber-Hip Neighborhood,” by Christopher Cheung. Metro Vancouver, Oct 13.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/10/13/disappearing-main-street-photos-highlight-gentrification-in-uber-hip-neighbourhood.html

 

Primary Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Sociology 342: Consumers and Consumption

 

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Sociology 371: Classical Sociological Theory

Sociology 372: Contemporary Sociological Theory

Sociology 342: Consumers and Consumption

Sociology 382: Qualitative Methods

Sociology 354: Community Sociology

Sociology 350: Sociological Theory

Sociology 361: Social Inequality

Sociology 100: Introduction to Sociology

 

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Sociology 100: Introduction to Sociology