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About Jan English-Lueck

Jan English-Lueck received her doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying social change and community among alternative health practitioners . This research resulted in the book, Health in the New Age: A Study in California Holistic Practices. She went on to investigate visions of the future among science and technology workers in the People's Republic and Hong Kong, resulting in the book Chinese Intellectuals on the World Frontier.
Since 1991 she has been working with Chuck Darrah at San Jose State developing the Silicon Valley Cultures Project (SVCP). In the course of this research, she has investigated information technologies in the homespace and workplace, and the complex dance of work, home and community life in Silicon Valley and other global technopols. Her new book, Cultures@SiliconValley is now available. She is a research affiliate of the Institute for the Future. For more information, visit her faculty homepage or the homepage for The Silicon Valley Cultures Project. For information on her new book, Busier than Ever, visit our faculty news page.

Positions

Present Professor, San Jose State University Anthropology
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2008 Sabbatical
Silicon Valley Cultures Project
Writing a book manuscripts as part of the Silicon Valley Cultures Project and preliminary research in China
2005 - 2006 Competitive Faculty Development Grant
San Jose State University
Lottery Funds Travel Grant
2003 - 2004 Competitive Faculty Development Grant (with Dr. Darrah)
San Jose State University
Lottery Funds Travel Grant
2002 California State University Social Science Research Grant and Competitive Faculty Development Gran
California State University
1998 - 2001 Families and Work: An Ethnography of Dual Career Families in Silicon Valley
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant
Role: Co-Author
$342,801
1998 - 2000 Work, Identity and Community in Silicon Valley
National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Grant
Role: Primary Author
$49,984
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2008 - 2011 Member, American Anthropological Association Awards Advisory Committee on the Diana Forsythe Prize
2005 - 2008 Board Member, Southwestern Anthropological Association
2006 - 2007 Executive Director, Southwestern Anthropological Association
2004 - 2005 Past-President, Southwestern Anthropological Association
2003 - 2004 President, Southwestern Anthropological Association
1999 - 2001 Member, American Anthropological Association Awards Advisory Committee on the Robert Textor Prize
1998 - 2001 Northern California Representative, Board Member, Southwestern Anthropological Association
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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 SJSU President and Provost‟s Community Engagement and Service Learning Award, Collaborative Project (with students Maribel Martinez, Mayra Cerda, Michelle Nero, Auda Velaquez Rivera, Mary Kosovich and undergraduates David Valpey and Carl de Soto)
  • 2007 Provost‟s Assessment Award College of Social Sciences Assessment Committee (represented Anthropology department in that committee)
  • 2006 Diana Forsythe Prize for Cultures@SiliconValley. Excellence for feminist ethnographic work on science and technology. American Anthropological Association.
  • 2004 Outstanding Professor. San Jose State University. Presidential Teaching Award.
  • 2004 Austen Warburton Award for Excellence in Scholarship. College of Social Sciences. San Jose State University.
  • 2001 Presidential Merit Award. San Jose State University.
  • 2000 Presidential Merit Award. San Jose State University.
  • 1998 Election to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
  • 1997-1998 Faculty in Residence for Diversity, Institute of Teaching and Learning, San Jose State University.
  • 1996-1997 San Jose State University Teacher Scholar representing Social Sciences
  • 1996 Made Research Affiliate for the Institute for the Future. Menlo Park, California.
  • 1991 East-West Center Award for Summer Workshop on developing intercultural curricula, Honolulu, HI.
  • 1989-1990 Model Teacher, second place, Chengdu University of Science and Technology, P.R. China.
  • 1977-1979 California State Fellowship.
  • 1978 University of California Patent Fund Award.
  • 1976-1977 California Regents Fellowship
  • 2019 President’s Scholar, San Jose State University

Education

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1985 PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Anthropology
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1978 M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Anthropology
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1976 B.A., California State University, Fresno ‐ Anthropology
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Contact Information

jan.english-lueck@sjsu.edu

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