mhicks

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I am currently serving as Vice Chair, Operations for the SIGCIS.

My research focuses on the history of computing and gender, particularly in Britain and its former imperial territories. My goal is to study how connections between national prestige, labor, and productivity define collective understandings of technological progress, and how that relates to social progress. I study how labor pools are expanded or constricted by feminization and deskilling, masculinization and professionalization, and the class implications of white and pink collar machine work. I am particularly interested in the global history of computing's ability to enhance and emend U.S.-centric narratives of technological progress.

My recent publications and news are available on my website: www.mariehicks.net

I also occasionally contribute blog posts to the main page here at sigcis.org and helped organize the 2011 SIGCIS workshop--please drop me an email if you'd like to learn more about presenting at a future workshop!

Institution
Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
Primary Field of Interest
Computing, Gender, Sexuality, Europe, Britain and British Empire, Government
First Name
Marie
Last Name
Hicks
E-mail Address for Member Directory
mhicks1@iit.edu
Home Page
http://mariehicks.net
Position
Assistant Professor, History of Technology

History

Member for
9 years 51 weeks