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UC Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, California 95064
United States

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Employment History

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
    University of California , Santa Cruz
  • Professor of Sociology Specialising In International Development
    University of California , Santa Cruz
  • Teacher
    The Open University
  • Teacher
    UC Berkeley


  • Ph.D.
    Edinburgh University
  • B.Sc. , Civil Engineering
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Ben Crow is a Professor of Sociology specialising in international development at the University of California Santa Cruz. He is the author of books including Markets, Class and Social Change, Sharing the Ganges, The Third World Atlas, The Food Question and The Atlas of Global Inequalities. He started the online UC Atlas of Global Inequality built by a group of students, faculty, and staff.
His main research is currently on gender and the social dynamics of access to water in the global South. He taught at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and the Open University (UK) before joining UC Santa Cruz. He was a political activist in East Pakistan/Bangladesh, a journalist in London and an engineer in Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana before he became an academic. He has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic of Central London and a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University.
<%Title%> - Concord Monitor Online - Concord, NH 03301, 29 May 2006 [cached]
Even if the machines are technologically sound, they are far from a guaranteed fix to two of the world's most challenging development questions, said Ben Crow, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who started his career as a civil engineer and now focuses largely on development issues in southern Asia and Africa.
Crow said there must be some kind of regional infrastructure in place to make a project like Kamen's successful.For the last 150 years, people have been developing various "black box" solutions to the world's water issues."None of them really work because the issue is a social issue.It's not a technical issue," he said.
The solution must come from joining the rich and the poor politically and using that connection to generate money to build the infrastructure that people need, he said.In Bangladesh, however, Crow said Kamen's approach may work because he's paired up with the right people.
The program was started in collaboration with Grameen Bank, which Crow said has been hugely successful in connecting with millions of poor people and in helping them politically and economically.
Crow said it's possible that Kamen's project "magics away all of the sort of social prerequisites," by creating a "lightweight infrastructure" that can be maintained and used locally.
UC TLtC: News and Events - Forum on Educational Uses of Multimedia and GIS Now Available by Archived Webcast, 23 Oct 2002 [cached]
Forum panelists (l to r): Barbara Holdrege, UCSB; Ben Crow, UCSC; and Diane Favro, UCLA.
Forum panelists (left to right): Barbara Holdrege, UCSB; Ben Crow, UCSC; and Diane Favro, UCLA.
Ben Crow, a professor of sociology at UC Santa Cruz, discussed the UC Atlas of Global Inequality.This web-based atlas was designed to be used as a resource for UC instructors and students of large undergraduate courses that explore globalization and its social and economic impact, says Crow.The goal of the atlas is to deepen student understanding by presenting current data and information in map, graphical and tabular formats. (Read more about the project in this month's TLtC feature article: Not Just A Geography Tool: GIS Is Being Used in Various Disciplines to Enhance Student Learning.)
Student leaves lasting legacy Jessica Roy, 28, called a ‘bright angel’ By JONDI GUMZ SENTINEL STAFF WRITER September 8, 2004, 8 Sept 2004 [cached]
"It's a great loss," said Ben Crow, associate professor of sociology at UCSC.
Crow had planned to meet her in Kenya this week.Working with the International Centre for Research in AgroForestry, Roy found that community organizing appeared to be a prerequisite for a water-supply project.
Crow, author of a book on the Third World, was first to respond.
Crow's department had no teaching-assistant openings, so to finance her schooling, Roy got a job at Soquel High School.
"She was a great collaborator, widely admired and loved," said Crow.
A memorial will be scheduled at UCSC.Crow hopes to set up a scholarship in her name.He also plans to travel to Kenya in November to talk with her colleagues about how to carry on her work.
Gareau, Brian J. and Ben ..., 23 July 2006 [cached]
Gareau, Brian J. and Ben Crow.
- Ben Crow, Associate Professor, Sociology, UC- Santa Cruz
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