Marie Hicks

Asst. Professor of History at The University of Wisconsin-Madison

About Marie

Marie Hicks is a historian of technology who researches how gender and sexuality help us better understand the hidden dynamics of technological systems. Her new book, Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (MIT Press) investigates how women's experiences change core assumptions in the history of computing and alter what we think we know about technological progress. She is currently working on a book about the early history of algorithmic bias, and how technologies construct normative bodies. Marie is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her BA from Harvard University and her MA and Ph.D. from Duke University. She teaches courses on the history of computing, disasters, and gender and sexuality studies. Before entering academia, she worked as a UNIX systems administrator. For more about Marie's work, please visit her website, or her book website here.

Twitter: @histoftech

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