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Chris Benner
  • Title
    • Professor
    • Dorothy E. Everett Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship Chair
    • Director, Everett Program
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Phone
    530-574-7585 (Cell)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Interdisciplinary Sciences Bldg., Room 461
  • Office Hours 3-5pm Tuesdays, in Everett Program Office, 47 Social Sciences II Bldg.
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology, Environmental Justice, Globalization
  • Courses Taught SOCY 30A Intro to Global Info and Soc Enterprise Studies, SOCY 30B Designing ICT Projects for Social Enterprise, SOCY 30C Project Implementation & Grant Writing

Summary of Expertise

Urban and economic geography, urban political ecology, technology and social change, environmental justice, sustainable communities, inclusive economies, city and regional planning

Biography, Education and Training

Dr. Chris Benner is the Dorothy E. Everett Chair in Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship, Director of the Everett Program for Technology and Social Change, and a Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Rooted in an urban political ecology approach, his research examines the relationships between technological change, urban and regional development, and structures of economic opportunity.