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Eden Medina

Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing

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Contact Information

edenm [at]
(812) 856-1871
Informatics West, Room 305

Other Titles and Honors

  • Director, Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of History


  • M.S.L. in Studies in Law at Yale Law School, 2014
  • Ph.D. in History and Social Study of Science and Technology at MIT, 2005
  • B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, 1997



Eden Medina is associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing and director of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics. Her research explores the relationship of technological innovation and political innovation and how political values can shape the design of computer systems. Her first book, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile, received the Edelstein Prize for outstanding book in the history of technology, the Computer History Museum Prize for outstanding book in the history of computing, and the Book Prize (honorable mention) of the Recent History and Memory Section of the Latin American Studies Association. She also co-edited the book Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology and Society in Latin America.

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, a New Directions Grant from the Mellon Foundation, and is 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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