About Me

Welcome to my website! My name is Eduardo Romero Dianderas and I am a Peruvian anthropologist specialized in the study of technical expertise, bureaucratic infrastructures and environmental governance in the Amazon basin. I got my PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University in 2022. Prior to Columbia, I was trained as an anthropologist in Lima, Peru, and after working for a few years in environmental conservation projects in the Amazon I decided to come back full-time to academia and moved to the US to pursue graduate work. As of Fall 2022, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California's Dornsife Center on Science, Technology and Public Life and USC's Society of Fellows. 

My research seeks to contribute to a larger understanding of the political and epistemic dilemmas that arise as tropical rainforests are experienced, known and disputed in the age of climate change and biodiversity loss. As the traditional infrastructures of bureaucratic governance in Amazonia are subjected to new epistemic demands and rising investments in expertise and technological innovation, how do tropical rainforests are measured, visualized and monitored at different scales? And how such complex processes change how various groups of people interact with one another and control over tropical rainforests and their resources comes to be distributed? 

Besides reading and writing, my interests include football, dogs, old maps, playing music, wandering and learning about progressive industrial policy. 

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