Eden  Medina

Eden Medina

Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing

Affiliated Associate Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History

Contact Information

(812) 856-1871
Informatics West 225


  • M.S.L. in Studies of 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

Courses Taught at SICE

  • I202 Social Informatics
  • I400 Geographies of Technology
  • I453 Computer and Information Ethics
  • I590 Technology and the First Amendment
  • I590 Geographies of Technology
  • I590 History of Technology
  • I609 Advanced Seminar I in Social Informatics (social and culture)
  • I709 Advanced Seminar II in Social Informatics (political and legal)


Eden Medina is associate professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. 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.

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