Eden Medina is Associate Professor
of Informatics and Computing, Adjunct Associate Professor
of History, and Director of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research and teaching address the social and ethical dimensions of our increasingly data-driven world, including the relationship of technology to human rights and free
expression, how data inform state action, the relationship of political innovation and technological innovation, and the ways that human and political values shape technological design.
She is the author of the prizewinning book Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile and the co-editor of Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology and Society in Latin America. She has also published on topics as diverse as computer science
education, the making of global corporate culture, crisis communication and infrastructure during natural disasters, big data and algorithmic regulation, free and open source software, the history and social study of technology, science and technology in Latin America, and the relationship of technology and politics.
Medina is a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Engineering Eduction. She received her Ph.D. from MIT in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology. She also holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a Master in Studies of Law from Yale Law School.
At Indiana University, she teaches courses in
social informatics, information ethics, technology and the First Amendment, geographies of technology, history of technology, and the social studies of science and technology.
Medina has received grants and fellowships from the
Social Science Research Council and the American Council
for Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation,
the Charles Babbage Institute, and the Dibner Institute
for the History of Science and Technology. She is also the recipient of the IEEE Life Members' Prize in Electrical History, the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from Indiana University, Bloomington, two Scholar's Awards from the National Science Foundation, and a New Directions Grant from the Mellon Foundation.