Riedel received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rice in 2005. He has
taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Rice ever since, and in
2012 was hired as Professor in the Practice of Humanities. His research
and teaching interests include: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
and queer social movements; these movements' complex relationships to
feminism and feminist studies; oral and archival history preservation; community
engaged research; and the concept of collective memory.
Geographically, his work has focused on modern Greece, Europe, and the
United States. His work has been published in the Journal of Mediterranean Studies, CITE: the Architecture and Design Review of Houston, and in the anthologies AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men (University of Florida Press, 2010), and Homophobias: Lust and Loathing Across Time and Space
(Duke University Press, 2009). His current research project examines
the histories of the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas, and the
uses to which they are put.