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Eden Medina

Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing

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Contact Information

edenm [at] indiana.edu
(812) 856-1871
Informatics West, Room 305
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Other Titles and Honors

  • Co-Director, Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of History
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Latin and Caribbean Studies

Education

  • Ph.D. in History and Social Study of Science and Technology at MIT, 2005
  • B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, 1997

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Biography

Eden Medina is associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing and co-director of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics. Her research explores the relationship of technological innovation and political innovation, how political values can shape the design of computer systems, and how technological systems represent configurations of social and political order. Medina received her Ph.D. from MIT in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology. Her book Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile (MIT Press, 2011) received the Edelstein Prize for outstanding book in the history of technology and the Computer History Museum Prize for outstanding book in the history of computing.

Medina is the recipient of the IEEE Life Members' Prize in Electrical History, the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from Indiana University, Bloomington, a Scholar's Award from the National Science Foundation, and a New Directions Grant from the Mellon Foundation. She is also a Fulbright Senior Specialist in the area of engineering education. Her current research interests include studies of information technology in areas of the world outside of the United States and Europe and the intersection of information technology and human rights law.

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