Marie Hicks, Ph.D.
Seeking Ph.D. students with interests in:
History and historiography of science and technology
Gender and sexuality studies
Professional Society Memberships
Hicks is currently working on a book about how computerized systems determine normative identities, and through that influence citizenship by affecting people's minds, bodies, opportunities, and civil rights.
Awards & Honors
2018-2019 National Humanities Center Fellowship (Founders’ Fellowship)
2018 PROSE Award for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (for Programmed Inequality)
Associate Editor for the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Vice Chair (USA) for the Special Interest Group on Computers and Information in Society within the Society for the History of Technology
Lewis College of Human Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, 2016
Visiting Research Fellowship from John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester, UK, 2014
Hagley Exploratory Research Grant, 2014
Arthur L. Norberg Travel Grant Award to the Charles Babbage Center on the History of Computing, 2013
Science and Society Dissertation Research Grant
Charles Babbage Institute’s Tomash Fellowship for History of Information Processing, University of Minnesota
Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (MIT Press, 2017).
"Computer Love: Replicating Social Order Through Early Computer Dating Systems," Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, & Technology (Fall 2016, issue 10)
"Against Meritocracy in the History of Computing," CORE: The Magazine of the Computer History Museum (2016, starts on p. 28)
"Using Digital Tools for Classroom Activism: Exploring Gender, Infrastructure, and Technological Discipline through a Public Bathroom Project,"SYLLABUS Journal 4, no. 2 (2015)
“De-Brogramming the History of Computing,” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (January-March 2013).
"Only the Clothes Changed: Women Operators in British Computing and Advertising, 1950-1970," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 32, no. 2 (October-December 2010).
"Meritocracy and Feminization in Conflict: Computerization in the British Government" in Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing, ed. Thomas Misa (IEEE-CS Press/Wiley, 2010).
"Repurposing Turing's Human Brake." IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 30, no. 4 (October-December 2008).
"Integrating Women at Oxford and Harvard Universities, 1964-1977." In Yards and Gates: Gender in Harvard and Radcliffe History, ed. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
Hicks also occasionally contributes blog posts at sigcis.org.