Eduardo Romero Dianderas
2023–2025 Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology
PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology Studies, Columbia University
Eduardo Romero Dianderas is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the study of media technologies, technical infrastructures and environmental governance in Peruvian Amazonia. His current book manuscript, Calculating Amazonia: the politics of calculative abstractions in Peru’s tropical rainforest governance, examines how technical knowledge about tropical rainforests is being transformed today as Amazonia enters the age of climate change and biodiversity loss. Drawing on 24 months of intensive ethnographic and archival fieldwork and more than 10 years conducting research in Peru’s Amazonian rainforests, Calculating Amazonia traces how different practices and objects of technical calculation become unexpected terrains of political struggle at a time when standardized calculative procedures and digital innovations rearticulate the conditions upon which tropical rainforest governance is conducted at various scales.
Eduardo holds a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Ecological and Environmental Anthropology from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. in Anthropology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. His research has been supported by various institutions, including the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Explorer’s Club.
You can learn more about his work at eduardoromerodianderas.com