Reddy received her PhD in Anthropology in 2000 from Emory University and is currently an assistant professor in Anthropology and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Reddy has carried out fieldwork on a community of hijras in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in India. Her current research is on male queer identity among South Asian immigrants to the US.
Reddy is the Association for Feminist Anthropology Program Chair for 2007, and a member of the steering committee for the University Consortium for Sexuality Research and Training at the Kinsey Institute.
- With Respect to Sex (2005)
- ""Men" Who Would Be Kings: Celibacy, Emasculation, and the Re-Production of Hijras in Contemporary Indian Politics" (2003). Social Research 70 (1): 163–200.
- “Business Meeting Minutes”, Association for Feminist Anthropology, November 16, 2006, <http://sscl.berkeley.edu/~afaweb/Business%20Meeting%20Minutes.htm>. Retrieved on 2007-10-23
- “Steering Committee”, Kinsey Institute, <http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/ucsrt/steering%20committee.htm>. Retrieved on 2007-10-23