Jan English-Lueck

Jan English Professor
Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara, 1985

Applied anthropology, work, wellness, Silicon Valley


Clark Hall 404G

Dr. Jan English Lueck is a Professor of Anthropology and a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future. English-Lueck has written ethnographies about cultural futures ranging from California’s alternative healers to China’s scientists. As co-founder of the Silicon Valley Cultures Project, she has been looking at the connection between work and everyday life in the Valley for two decades. Jan is also the author of several books on Silicon Valley including Cultures@SiliconValley, winner of the American  Anthropological Association’s 2006 Diana Forsythe Prize for the anthropology of science and technology, and is working on a second edition. She is also the co-author of Busier than Ever! Why American Families can’t Slow Down (with Charles Darrah and James Freeman), and the author of Being and Well-being: Health and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley.  From 2011-2015 she served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean in the College of Social Sciences, applying her anthropological perspective to institutional issues.  She was President of the Southwestern Anthropological Association (2004-2005), and serves as President of the American Anthropological Association’s Society for the Anthropology of Work (2015-present).