Education

PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Irvine.

MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

BA from Reed College.

Research Interests

Science and technology studies; nature, culture, and environment; hazard, risk, and disaster; data practice; engineering education; qualitative, quantitative, and archival methodologies; Mexico and the United States of America.

Teaching

Courses Developed and Led for Engineers and Applied Scientists:

2019: EDNS 479-Engineers Engaging Communities. Undergraduate course at Colorado School of Mines.

2018 and 2019: EDNS 401-Projects for People. Undergraduate project-based course at Colorado School of Mines.

Courses Developed and Led in the Social Sciences:

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.

2013: Latour: Metaphysics and Ecopolitics. Graduate and faculty mini-seminar at the University of California at Irvine.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

2019: Reddy, E, Hoople G, Choi-Fitzpatrick A. “Interdisciplinarity in Practice: Reflections on Drones as a Classroom Boundary Object.” Engineering Studies (preprint).

2019: Reddy E, Cakici B, Ballestero A. “Beyond Mystery: Putting Algorithmic Accountability in Context.” Big Data & Society 6(1).

2019: Reddy E. “Crying ‘Crying Wolf’: How Misfires and Mexican Engineering Expertise are Made Meaningful.” Ethnos (preprint)

2018: Reddy E. “‘A World We Don’t Know’: The Spatial Configuration of Sensory Practices and Production of Knowledge in and Around Mexican Seismic Monitoring.” Journal of Political Ecology 25(1).

2017: Tapia Hernández E, Reddy E, Oros Avilés LJ. “Retos e Incertidumbres en la Predicción y Prevención del Riesgo Sísmico.” Revista de Ingeniería Sísmica 96.

2016: Reddy E. The Production of Earthquake Emergencies: technoscientific earthquake early warning in a social and material world.” Revista Iberoamericana de Comunicación 30.

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

Selected Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

2018: Reddy E,  Hoople G, Choi-Fitzpatrick A, and Camacho, M. “Engineering Peace: Investigating Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Effects in a Team-Based Course About Drones.” American Society For Engineering Education Annual Conference,  Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-28.

2018: Reddy E, Przestrelski B, Lord S, Khalil I. “Introducing Social Relevance and Global Context into the Introduction to Heat Transfer Course.” American Society For Engineering Education Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-28.

2018: Przestrzelski B, Reddy E, Lord S. “Integrating Experiential with Technical: How Materials Science Modules Can Help Redefine the Traditional Engineering Canon.” American Society For Engineering Education Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25-28.

Book Chapters

(forthcoming): Reddy E. “Stability.”  Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, C. Howe and A. Pandian, eds.  New York: Punctum Books.

Book Reviews

2017: Reddy E. New Media, Development and Globalization: Making Connections in the Global South.” Information, Communication & Society 20(12).

2017: Reddy E. “Altering Biopolitics: A Review of Puig de la Bellacasa’s Matters of Care.” Journal of Cultural Economy 11(3).

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

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.

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

Press About My Work

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

Impossible/Possible. 2018. “Earthquake Early Warning.” KUCI radio interviews, August 28 and September 4.

Essays

2018: Anderson R, Backe E L, Nelms T, Reddy E, and Trombley J. “Speculative Anthropologies.” Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, December 18, 2018.

2018: Reddy E. “Speculative Fiction and Speculating about the Social.” Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, December 18, 2018.

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.”  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.” 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.” 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?Platypus: the blog of the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC).

Papers, Talks, Posters, and Exhibits

Invited talks:

2018: “Like a Donkey Playing the Flute: Developing Environmental Risk Mitigation Technology in Mexico and the US.” School for the Future of Innovation at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ in January.

2017: “Earthquake Early Warning: Lessons from Mexico for California.” American Association of Civil Engineers November Meeting in San Diego, CA in September.

2017: “Cultura Sísmica Mexicana.” Conference on La Ingeniería Civil y los Retos en los Análisis del Riesgo por Fenómenos Naturales: Percepción Social at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Tijuana, BC in September.

2017: “Mexico’s Formal Seismic Culture.” Seismic Cultures Workshop at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in September.

2017: “Crying Wolf: Misfire and Meaningmaking in Mexico.” STS Works in Progress Talk at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in April.

2017: “Ugly Hoods: Algorithms and Aesthetics.” Algorithms Network Workshop in Sweden in February.

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

2016: “Misfire and Missed Opportunities: Disseminating Earthquake Early Warnings.” STS @ Ibero: First Cycle of Science and Technology Studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico in September.

2015: “La Parte Social: Retos y Necesidades en el Mundo Real.” Second Annual Symposium of Engineering and Architecture at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Tijuana, BC in April.

2015: Round Table on Outreach, San Diego-Tijuana Earthquake Scenario Workshop, coordinated by the University of California, San Diego and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute in San Diego, CA February.

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 in Denver, CO in November.

Event Design and Co-ordination

2018: Changemaker Showcase. A showcase event developed for faculty and students at the University of San Diego with Bre Przestrzelski (Engineering Education Researcher and Bioengineer, University of San Diego) in February.

2018: Student Changemaker Workshop. A workshop for students at the University of San Diego developed with Michelle Camacho (Sociologist, University of San Diego) and Leonard Perry (Industrial and Systems Engineer, University of San Diego) in February.

2013: Speculative Ecologies Workshop.  A workshop for graduate students developed with Emily Brooks, Leah Zani, and Colin Cahill (Anthropologists, University of California, Irvine) in April.

2012: Risk and Risk Theory: Strategies, Methodologies and Ethics. A workshop event at Critical Geography Meeting organized with Emily Brooks (Anthropologist, University of California, Irvine), Raleigh-Durham, NC in October.

Service and Other Work

2018: Working Group on Science and Technology Studies in Practice for the Society for the Social Studies of Science. Steering Committee.

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

2015-2019: The Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing  of the American Anthropological Association. Co-Chair.

2015-2018: 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.

Associations and Societies

American Anthropological Association

Society for the Social Studies of Science

American Society for Environmental History

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

American Society for Engineering Education