• Marie Hicks

I am a historian of technology, gender, and modern Europe (focusing on Britain). My new book, Programmed Inequality, (MIT Press, January 2017) looks at why the proportion of women computer operators and programmers declined as electronic computing matured in the UK, and how this labor situation had grave effects on the technological aspirations of that waning superpower.

I am currently assistant professor of history of technology at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. I've also taught at North Carolina State University, and Duke University. Prior to that, I got my undergraduate degree at Harvard University and also worked as a UNIX systems administrator for Harvard's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, before earning my Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in history at Duke.

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Interested in taking my courses? Take a look at the syllabi page for more info on the history, STS, and digital humanities courses that I teach.