Diana Pardo Pedraza

Diana Pardo Pedraza

Diana Pardo Pedraza

Position Title
Graduated 2019


Dissertation: “Scaling Up Trust in Suspicious Landscapes: Improvised Explosive Devices and Humanitarian Demining in Colombia”

Research Interests: Anthropology of Violence and Peace, Feminist Science and Technology Studies, Multi-Species Ethnography, Latin American Cultural Studies; Critical Disability Studies; landmines, politics and practices of mining and demining, technologies of war, Colombia.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards:

External Research Fellowships

  • Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), 2015
  • Dissertation Fieldwork Grant Wenner-Gren Foundation, 2015

Grants from the University of California Davis

  • HArCS Dean’s Summer Fellowship Award, 2017
  • WRRC Summer Graduate Research Award, 2017
  • Provost Dissertation Year Fellowship 2016-17
  • UCD & Humanities Graduate Research Award 2016-17
  • HArCS Dean’s Summer Fellowship Award, 2014
  • Social Justice Initiative Fellowship, Summer 2014
  • Miguel Velez Fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Cultural Studies Summer Research Fellowship, 2012
  • Tinker Field Research Grant, 2012
  • Miguel Velez Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Cultural Studies Graduate Group First Year Supplemental Fellowship, 2011


  • B.A., History, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 2009
  • M.A., Cultural Studies, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 2010

Academia.edu Profile

Recent Publications:

  • The Amputated Body: Ghostly and Literal Presence. In Territories of Conflict: Traversing Colombia through Cultural Studies. Edited by Andrea Fanta Castro, Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Chloe Rutter-Jensen. New York: University of Rochester Press, 2017.
  • "Ethics, Collaboration, and Knowledge Production: Digital Storytelling with Sexually Diverse Farmworkers in California," Co-written with Tania Lizarazo, Elisa Oceguera, David Tenorio, and Robert McKee Irwin,Lateral 6.1, 2017.