Guest Speaker

  • Charlton McIlwain – Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development; Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication (Steinhardt PagePersonal Page)


Janet Abbate, “Introduction, Chaps 1-3” in Recoding Gender: Women’s Changing Participation in Computing (Cambridge, UNITED STATES: MIT Press, 2012), 1-111.

Charlton D. McIlwain, “Introduction and Chaps 1-5” in Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019), 1-90.

Safiya Noble, “Introduction, Chaps 1,2,4,5” in  Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (New York: NYU Press, 2018), 1-109, 119-152.

Further Reading

Marie Hicks, Programmed Inequality (History of Computing): How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (Cambridge, MA London, UK: MIT Press, 2018)