Dr. J. A. English-Lueck| Applied Anthropological Futurist    

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Understanding the social life of Silicon Valley people allows all of us to reflect on the choices we make—both inside and outside Silicon Valley.



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Dr. Jan English Lueck is a Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University and an active Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future. In 2004, she was selected Outstanding Professor at San Jose State University. Dr. English Lueck has a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied social change and community life among alternative health practitioners, resulting in Health in the New Age: a Study in California Holistic Practices (1990). Chinese Intellectuals on the World Frontier (1997) emerged from a study of scientists and technologists in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. Since 1992, she has worked with Chuck Darrah at San Jose State to develop the Silicon Valley Cultures Project, conducting research on the region’s distinctive culture. From this research emerged the books, Cultures@SiliconValley (2002), winner of the 2006 Diana Forsythe Prize, and Busier Than Ever! Why American Families Can’t Slow Down, (with Darrah and Freeman) and Being and Well-being: Health and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley.