Education

PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Irvine. Dissertation: “Instabilities: An Ethnography of Mexican Earth and Expertise.” Awarded in 2016.

MA in Anthropology from the University of California at Irvine. Awarded in 2013.

MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. Thesis: 3×1 works if you work the right way: The mechanics of Mexican governance in Programa 3×1 Para los Migrantes.” Awarded in 2009.

BA with a major in Anthropology from Reed College. Awarded in 2005.

Academic Appointments and Affiliations

2016-2017: Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bucknell University.

2015-2016: Graduate Student Fellow, Newkirk Center for Science and Society.

2015: Graduate Student Researcher, Insurance for Building Trust and Enabling Big Data at the médialab at Sciences Po-Paris and University of California at Irvine.

2014: Instructor, Department of International Studies at California State University at Long Beach.

2014: Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine.

2011-2013: Graduate Student Researcher, Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California at Irvine.

2010: Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology at University of California at Irvine.

2009-2010: Research Assistant, Center for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University.

Research Interests

Medicine, science, and technology studies; history of technology; nature, culture, and environment; hazard, risk, and disaster; algorithms and computing; political ecology; media studies; critical development studies; material and materiality; policy and policy making; qualitative, quantitative, and archival methodologies; Latin America; North America.

Teaching

Undergraduate:

2017: Anthropology 203: Hazards, Risks and Disasters. Undergraduate course at Bucknell University offered for Anthropology credit.

2016: Anthropology 260: Environmental Anthropology. Undergraduate course at Bucknell University offered for Environmental Connections and Anthropology credit.

2015: International Studies 100: Global Citizenship. Undergraduate course at the California State University at Long Beach.

2010 & 2015: Anthropology 2A: Introduction to Anthropology. Undergraduate course at the University of California at Irvine.

Graduate: 

Latour: Metaphysics and Ecopolitics. Co-taught graduate and faculty mini-seminar at the University of California at Irvine.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2016: Reddy E. “Alerta Sismica: Matter, Meaning, and the Social Production of Earthquake Emergency.” Revista Iberoamericana de Comunicación. 30.

2013: Gordon, EJ, Reddy E, Gil S, Feinglass J, Rodde J, Abecassis M, Caicedo JC. “A Culturally Competent Transplant Program Improves Hispanics’ Knowledge and Attitudes about Live Kidney Donation and Transplantation.” In Progress in Transplantation. 24(1).

2012: Gordon EJ, Reddy E, Ladner DP, Friedewald J, Abecassis MM, Ison MG. 2012. “Kidney Transplant Candidates’ Understanding of Increased Risk Donor Kidneys: A Qualitative Study.” In Clinical Transplantation. 23 (2).

2010: Gordon EJ, Caicedo JC, Ladner D, Reddy E, Abacassis MM. 2010. “Transplant Center Provision of Education and Culturally and Linguistically Competent Care: A National Study.” In American Journal of Transplantation. 10 (12).

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

2015: Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing Grad Student Paper Prize honorable mention.

2015: Associate Dean’s Fellowship from the School of the Social Sciences in the University of California at Irvine.

2015: Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship from the Newkirk Center for Science and Society at the University of California, Irvine.

2014: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation in Cultural Anthropology.

2014: Melvin Kranzberg Fellowship from the Society for the History of Technology.

2013: Grant-in-Aid from the American Institute of Physics. Awarded in 2013.

2013: Dissertation Research Grant from the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States.

2011 & 2012: Summer Research Funding from the University of California, Irvine Department of Anthropology and School of Social Sciences.

Press About My Work

Karim W. and Balliet B. 2015. “Shaking Up the Future.” University of California, Irvine website, May 4.

Essays

2016: Reddy E. “Stability.” Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website.

2015: Reddy E. “The Earthquake Early Warning System that the West Coast (Almost) Already Has” on Platypus, the blog of the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC).

2014: Sloterdijk P, Boellstorff T, Berghof O, Lustig C, McCahey D, McCoy MR, Reddy E, Siakel DR, Valayden D, Wilson J, and Zani L, Gude R. “Satan at the Center and Double Rhizomes: Discussing ‘Spheres’ and beyond with Peter Sloterdijk.” In the Los Angeles Review of Books. January 14th.

2014: Reddy E. “Doing Critique in K-12: Kim Fortun on Ethnography, Environment, and the EcoEd Research Group” on Platypus, the blog of the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC).

2014: Reddy E. “What Does it Mean to Do Anthropology in the Anthropocene?” on the Platypus, the blog of the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC).

Papers, Talks, Posters, and Exhibits

Conference and Workshop Papers:

2017: “risk = hazard x vulnerability: Equation and Intervention.” Reddy E.  Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Santa Fe NM in March.

2017: Discussion of panel: “The Scales on our Eyes: Climate Change and the Shifting Landscape of Risk.” Reddy E. Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Santa Fe NM in March.

2017: “Ugly Hoods” Reddy E.  Algorithms Network Workshop, Sweden in February.

2016: “How Geologies Count: Algorithmic Calculation and the Politics of Life on Shaky Ground.” Reddy E. Algorithms in Culture Workshop, Berkeley CA in December.

2016: “Underground and Far Away: Seismicity, Knowledge, and Territory in Mexican Civil Protection.” Reddy E. American Anthropological Association Conference, Minneapolis MN in November.

2016: “Marginal Advantage: Seismic Energy and the Value of an Early Warning in Mexico.” Reddy E. Society for the Social Studies of Science Conference, Barcelona Spain in August.

2016: “Surfacing: Mexican Seismicity Out of the Underground.” Reddy E. Association of American Geographers Conference, San Francisco CA in March.

2015: “Risk Topography: Forecasting Seismic and Social Violence in Mexico.” Reddy E. American Anthropological Association Conference, Denver CO in November.

2015: “Frictions.” Reddy E. Society for the Social Studies of Science, Denver, CO in November.

2015: “The Magnitude of Mexico: Seismic Scientists and Engineers Encounter Earth Motion.” Reddy E. Governing the Inorganic Workshop, Santiago de Chile, CH in September.

2015: “When Can We Repair That Field Station?: Mexican Technoscientific Earthquake Risk Mitigation Meets Narco Violence.” Reddy E. Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Pittsburgh PA in March.

2014: “Mexico’s Cultura de Prevención: Disaster Mitigation Experts Theorize Ways of Being.” Reddy E. American Anthropological Association Conference, Washington DC in December.

2014: “Experts and Earthquake Drills: Producing Affective Causality.” Reddy E. Repeat! The Logics of Exercises, Trainings, Tests and Rehearsals, Goldsmiths University of London United Kingdom in November.

2014: “The Fully Realized Man: Thinking Through a Mexican Universalist Earth Science.” Reddy E. Society for the Social Studies of Science Conference, Buenos Aires Argentina in September.

2013: “Soil Mechanics and Reflections on the Resistance of the Material.” Reddy E. Society for the Social Studies of Science Conference, San Diego CA in October.

2012: “Risky Duels: Using Tarde’s Logical Duels to Think Through L’Aquila.” Reddy E. American Anthropological Association Conference, San Francisco CA in November.

2012: “Risk Atlas: Thinking Through Data Movement in Mexico.” Reddy E. Anthropology in Transit Graduate Student Conference, University of California at Irvine CA in April.

2012: “Centralized Risk: The Political Geography of Seismic Risk in Mexico.” Reddy E. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York NY in February.

2011: “Engineering Time: Disaster Policy in Mexico.” Reddy E. Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, Cleveland OH in November.

2011: “Scale Jumps: Reading the Mexican State’s Work in Chicago.” Reddy E. Productive Geographies Graduate Student Conference, University of California at Santa Barbara in April.

2009: “Place Subjectivities: Michoacán Hometown Associations and Programa 3 x 1.” Reddy E. Siglo XXI: The State of Latino Studies. Inter-University Program for Latino Research Biennial Conference, Chicago IL September.

2008: “I Will Build You a Process: Sustainability Reform in the Pacific Northwest.” Reddy E. Interrogating Diversity Graduate Student Conference. American University, Washington DC in May.

As Invited Panelist or Speaker:

2016: “Communicating Alerts: Matter, Meaning, and the Social Production of Earthquake Emergency. Reddy E. Field Research and Teaching Lab at Bucknell University in Lewisburg PA in April.

2015: “Misfire and Missed Opportunities: Disseminating Earthquake Early Warnings.” Reddy E. STS @ Ibero: First Cycle of Science and Technology Studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, MX in September.

2015: “La parte social: retos y necesidades en el mundo real.” Reddy E. Second Annual Symposium of Engineering and Architecture at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in April.

2015: San Diego Earthquake Scenario Workshop, coordinated by UC San Diego and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute in February.

2014: “Quien es el CIRES?” Reddy E. Talk on organizational survey research, given in Spanish. Centro de Instrumentación y Registro Sísmico, Mexico City MX in August.

2013: “Zines: Materials and Society (and Methodology).” Reddy E. Lecture for a masters-level Communications course. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City Mexico in November.

Posters:

2010: “Kidney Transplant Candidates’ Information Needs and Perceptions About OPTN-defined High Risk Donor Organs.” Gordon E, Reddy E, Ladner DP, Friedewald J, Ison M. American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Denver CO. November.

Exhibits:

2012: “From Gold to Gigabytes: The Past, Present, and Future of Money.” Maurer B, Kett R, Seaver N, Reddy E, Seaman J, Fan J, Sully J. Exhibit at the Langson Library at the University of California at Irvine in October – December.

Retreats, Workshops, and Professional Development:

2017: Workshop on Critical Algorithm Studies. Three day workshop in Sweden supported by the Algorithm Network.

2016: Workshop on Teaching Writing. Two week summer course at Bucknell University.

2010-2015: California STS Retreat. Weekend retreat and workshop at Marin Headlands in California in summer.

2014: Southern California STS Retreat. Weekend retreat and workshop in the Anza-Borrego Desert in California in Winter.

Event Organization

2016: Panel at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. “Territory, Knowledge, Motion: Materials and Politics on the Move.” Co-organized conference panel with Simone Popperl in November.

2015-: Faculty Writing Sessions. Weekly events at the Field Research Teaching Lab at Bucknell University.

2013: Panel at the Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting. “Thinking With Dirt.” Organized conference panel in October.

2013: Day-long Workshop at UC Irvine. “Speculative Ecologies: Thinking Through New Projects Using Ecological Tools.”  Event for graduate students co-organized event with Leah Zani, Emily Brooks, and Colin Cahill in April 2013.

2012: Panel at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. “Tarde Doing Work: Ethnographic Engagements With a Recently Revived Ancestor.” Organized conference panel in November.

2012: Workshop at the Critical Geography Annual Conference. “Risk and Risk Theory: Strategies, Methodologies and Ethics.” Co-organized event with Emily Brooks in November.

2012: Event at the University of California at Irvine. “Dominique Boullier on the Habitele.”  Co-organized event with Nick Seaver in May.

2012: Reading Group at the University of California at Irvine. “Reading Group on Gabriel Tarde.” Developed syllabus and lead course with Nick Seaver and Chima Anyadike-Danes throughout spring quarter.

2011 & 2012: Annual Conference for the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion. Two-day annual meeting for international scholarly community with over 100 participants at University of California at Irvine co-organized in December.

2011: Event at the University of California at Irvine. “A Conversation About Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies Today.” Co-organized conference event with Nick Seaver and Dr. Bill Maurer in December.

Service and Other Work

2016-:  Committee for San Diego-Tijuana Earthquake Scenario Project. Member of Socio-Economic Impact Working Group and Fundraising Working Group.

2015- 2017: The Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing  of the American Anthropological Association. Co-Chair Elect,.

2015: Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing of the American Anthropological Association. Junior-Senior Mentorship program organizer.

2014-2016: Platypus, the blog of the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing of the American Anthropological Association. Associate blog editor.

2013 – 2014: Anthropology Undergraduate Committee at the University of California at Irvine. Curriculum analyst.

Associations and Societies

American Anthropological Association

Society for the Social Studies of Science

Society for the History of Technology

Association of American Geographers

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute