Marie Hicks is an assistant professor of history of technology at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Her research looks at how gender and sexuality help us better understand the hidden dynamics of pervasive technologies. Her first book, Programmed
Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (MIT Press, 2017) investigates how women’s experiences change core assumptions in the history of computing and alter what we think we know about the technological progress. Hicks teaches courses on the history of computing, disasters, and gender and sexuality studies. She received her BA from Harvard University and her MA and Ph.D. from Duke University. Before entering academia, Hicks worked as a UNIX systems administrator. For more about her work, see her website, Marie Hicks or her book website,Programmed Inequality.