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Nathan Ensmenger

Associate Professor

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nensmeng [at]
Informatics West, Room 303


Nathan Ensmenger has degrees in engineering from Princeton University and the history of science from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the social and cultural history of software and software workers, the history of artificial intelligence, and gender issues in information science and technology. His first book, The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise, explores the rise to power of a new group of technical experts in the American corporation. He is currently working on a book on the history of “decision technologies” and their use in medicine, finance, and public policy.

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