Dr. Charles Niel Darrah  

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C. N. Darrah received his doctorate in 1990 from Stanford University. He is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in work and workplaces, communities characterized by high tech industries and imagery, the use of information technologies, and families. His dissertation research consisted of fieldwork in two manufacturing plants and it was the basis of Learning and Work: An Exploration in Industrial Ethnography (1996). He has been a Research Affiliate of the Institute for the Future and a Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University. Chuck Darrah is a co-founder of the Silicon Valley Cultures Project at San Jose State University. Drs. Darrah, J.A. English-Lueck and J.M. Freeman have also examined work, technology and middle-class dual career families, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Darrah was the lead author on the book, Busier than Ever! with English-Lueck and Freeman exploring the lives of dual-career families in Silicon Valley. He continues to do client-based research and evaluation in the region and is Chair of Anthropology at San Jose State University.

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