CCRECis a multi/transdisciplinary and collaborative effort to address the state’s interconnected crises in the economy, education, employment, environment, health, housing, and nutrition.
Today more than ever, Californians are challenged with uncertainties about how to house and feed themselves; live healthy and fulfilled lives; educate themselves and their children; prepare for a rapidly changing job market; and care for their communities and environment in ways that sustain the possibility for a good quality of life.
CCREC sees these challenges as inextricably linked and requiring innovative relationships among researchers, community organizations, and policy makers in order to understand and solve the problems of our communities.
Flora Lu is an Assistant Professor in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an ecological anthropologist with almost two decades of experience working with indigenous peoples of the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. She has an A.B. in Human Biology (1993) and a PhD in Ecology from UNC-Chapel Hill (1999) and was a Lang Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University (1999-2001). Her research interests include: indigenous peoples and conservation,... Read More