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A selection of books by women faculty members of Illinois Tech*

Felice Batlan

Professor of Law

Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863–1945 (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Batlan offers a historical review of the development of legal aid in the United States and the significant and unknown role that women played as both providers and clients of legal aid. This book was awarded the 2016 J. Willard Hurst Award, which honors the best work in socio-legal history.

Marie Hicks

Marie Hicks

Assistant Professor of History

Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (MIT Press, 2017)

In her historical investigation, Hicks explores how Britain fell from the position of electronic computing powerhouse to that of non-player due to systematic gender discrimination.

Carly Kocurek

Carly Kocurek

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Media Studies

Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015)

Kocurek’s book studies the early rise of video game arcades in the United States and their influence on gaming culture and gamer identity [see feature, pages 15–17].

Margaret Power

Hope in Hard Times

Chair of the Department of Humanities, Professor of History

Hope in Hard Times: Norvelt and the Struggle for Community During the Great Depression (co-author) (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2016)

In this book Power and her collaborators chronicle the New Deal-era establishment of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, a middle-class community that remains a success today and demonstrate the role government programs can play in improving people’s lives.

*Does not include course books or works as editor