Grad Students

Daniel Zipp



Contact Information

Email    dyzipp@ucla.edu
Office  Haines A56

I am particularly interested in studying the ways in which individuals resist attempts by the state to impose its power, and in doing so I use various qualitative research methods and draw on political (including social movements), economic, and organizational sociology.

Fields of Study

Poltical, Economic, Environmental, and Organizational Sociology

Ethnography, Interviews, and Historical/Comparative Methods

Publications

2021 Zipp, Daniel Y. “Chinatowns Lost? The Birth and Death of Urban Neighborhoods in an American City” City and Community. https://doi.org/10.1177/15356841211016753

2015 Zipp, Daniel Y. and Marc Blecher. “Migrants and Mobilization: Sectoral Patterns in China, 2010-2013.” Global Labour Journal 6.1: 116-26.

Articles in Progress:

Zipp, Daniel Y. “Compliance and Resistance at the Coalface: Resourceful Recoupling of Environmental Practice in China.”

Zipp, Daniel Y. and Charlotte M. Hopkinson. “Constructing Legality: Evaluating China’s Rule of Law by Analyzing the Effectiveness of the Remedies Available under Labor Contract Law of 2008 for Migrant Construction Workers.”

Grants and Awards

2021 Silton Undergraduate Research Mentorship Award, Sociology Department, UCLA

2020 Excellence in Teaching Award, Sociology Department, UCLA

2017 Excellence in Teaching Award, Sociology Department, UCLA

2017 Graduate Research Mentorship Program Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles Graduate Division, $20,000

2016 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles Graduate Division, $6,000

Conference Presentations

2021 Zipp, Daniel Y., “Extracting Resistance: Coal, Environmental Policy, and Economic Development in the Chinese Hinterland,” Annual Meeting, European Sociological Association, August.

2021 Zipp, Daniel Y., “Extracting Resistance: Coal, Environmental Policy, and Economic Development in the Chinese Hinterland,” Round Table, Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, August.

2021 Zipp, Daniel. Y., “Extracting Resistance: Coal, Environmental Policy, and Economic Development in the Chinese Hinterland,” Development Studies Association Conference, University of East Anglia, June.

2021 Zipp, Daniel Y., “The (Non)Coalescence of the State: Decoupling Environmental Policy in the Chinese Hinterland,” First Doctoral Conference on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, March.

2021 Zipp, Daniel Y., “Confronting King Coal in China: The State, Capital, and Labor in a Dying Industry.” IV ISA Forum of Sociology, Porto Alegre, Brazil, February.

2020 Zipp, Daniel Y., “Shanxi and Henan’s Ecological Development Projects,” Internet Conference on Regional Environment and Ecology, Henan University, August.

2020* Zipp, Daniel Y., “The (Non)Coalescence of the State: Decoupling Environmental Policy in the Chinese Hinterland,” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, August.

2019 Zipp, Daniel Y., “Confronting King Coal in China: The State, Capital, and Labor in a Dying Industry,” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, New York, August.

2019 Zipp, Daniel Y., “山西河南两省农村发展比较 (Comparing Shanxi and Henan’s Rural Development Projects),” 第十一届“黄河学”高层论坛暨“古文字与出土文献语言研究”国际学术研讨会 (The 11th “Yellow River Studies” High-Level Forum and Conference of “International Studies on Ancient Chinese Language and Unearthed Documents”), Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, China, May.

2018 Zipp, Daniel Y., “Chinatowns Lost: The Life and Death of Urban Neighborhoods in an American City,” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, August.

2014 Zipp, Daniel Y. and Blecher, Marc, “Migrants and Mobilization: Sectoral Patterns in China, 2010-2013,” Conference on Governance, Adaptability and System Stability under Contemporary One-Party Rule: Comparative Perspectives, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, March.

*Canceled due to COVID-19

Advisors

Professors Edward T. Walker (chair), Min Zhou, Karida Brown, and Alex Wang

Degrees

B.A. Politics (High Honors) and East Asian Studies, Oberlin College, 2013

M.A. Sociology, UCLA, 2017