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Bolun Zhang

Bolun Zhang
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    Mail Code: 0533
    La Jolla , California 92093

MA: Peking University, Sociology, 2015

BA: Peking University, Arabic and Sociology, 2012


Research Interests: Political Sociology and Economic Sociology

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Bolun Zhang is a Ph.D. Candidate from the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego.He is a researcher of infrastructure and specializes in economic sociology and political sociology. His works explore the material political economy of China/Global China both ethnographically and historically. He is particularly interested in how the organization configures the relation between the materiality and the political-economic regime, and how to extend our understanding of the politics based on it. He is also trained in computational social science and Arabic.Bolun's research has been supported by multiple fellowships including Alibaba Freshwater Scholar Program, OYFC Fieldwork Fellowship, and IPE Data and Analytic Governance Fellowship. Related works are currently under review in Theory and Society and Economy and Society.Fields of Research:Economic SociologyPolitical SociologyHistorical SociologySTS and Organization StudiesComputational Social Science