Marie Hicks

Historian

Marie Hicks

Marie Hicks is a historian of technology who focuses on the hidden histories of computing that change what we think we know about high technology fields today.

Hicks's award-winning book, Programmed Inequality, looks at how discrimination tanked the British computing industry and continues to hurt high tech economies. Hicks uses her research expertise to try to add a historical corrective to current stereotypes about gender and technical skill. Her next book project looks at the deep pre-history of trans algorithmic bias, and explores how users expressed resistance in the early digital systems in which they played a part.