Margaret O'Mara

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O'Mara in 2019 (presenting her book "The Code")

Margaret O'Mara (born Margaret Pugh; 1970 or 1971[1]) is an American historian and professor at the University of Washington[2].

Career[edit]

Margaret O'Mara received her B.A. from Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

From 1994 to 1996 she served as a policy analyst on the staff of Vice President Al Gore.[1]

O'Mara is a past fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University[3]. She was an assistant professor in the Department of History at Stanford University (2002-7) before joining the University of Washington.[4]

She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians.[5]

Her expertise includes the relations between technology and politics,[6][7][8][9][10] [11][12][13] and between technology companies and urban development.[14][15][16] She has written research papers about Silicon Valley[17][18] and American presidents.[19]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley, Princeton University Press, 2005, ISBN 9780691117164 (reviews[20][21])
  • Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015, ISBN 9780812247466 (reviews[22][23])
  • The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, Penguin Random House, 2019, ISBN 9780399562181

Private life[edit]

O'Mara is married to Healthentic CEO and President Jeffery Lawrence O'Mara.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "WEDDINGS: Margaret Pugh, Jeffrey O'Mara". The New York Times. July 16, 2000.
  2. ^ "Margaret O'Mara | Department of History | University of Washington". history.washington.edu. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Past Fellows, Research Affiliates, and Visiting Scholars | Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences". casbs.stanford.edu. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Margaret Pugh O'Mara | C-SPAN.org". www.c-span.org.
  5. ^ "Organization of American Historians: Margaret O'Mara". www.oah.org. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  6. ^ Redden, Molly (19 March 2016). "Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap?". The Guardian.
  7. ^ "Washington legislators say it's high time to get rid of daylight saving time | The Spokesman-Review". www.spokesman.com.
  8. ^ Swartz, Jon; Weise, Elizabeth (August 14, 2017). "Fired ex-Googler becomes alt-right darling; James Damore has become a martyr in Silicon Valley". USA Today.
  9. ^ Bloomberg (September 4, 2018). "Facebook Real Estate Binge Shows It Has No Worries About Growth". National Real Estate Investor.
  10. ^ "Silicon Valley Can't Escape the Business of War". The New York Times.
  11. ^ Lohr, Steve (October 17, 2018). "Paul G. Allen, Microsoft's Co-Founder, Is Dead at 65". The New York Times - International Edition.
  12. ^ "Apple-FBI Fight Signals A Need For New Political Precedent". NPR Weekend Edition Saturday.
  13. ^ Yurieff, Kaya (July 31, 2018). "Amazon HQ2 bid is already paying off for some cities". CNN Wire.
  14. ^ News, Bloomberg (4 September 2018). "Facebook plans for growth with real estate binge". Finance & Commerce.
  15. ^ https://www.king5.com/article/news/vision-of-a-viaduct-free-waterfront-closer-tonight. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ O’Mara, Margaret (6 November 2018). "Opinion | A Warning From Seattle to Amazon's HQ2". The New York Times.
  17. ^ O'mara, Margaret (May 2011). "Silicon Valleys". Boom: A Journal of California. 1 (2): 75–81. doi:10.1525/boom.2011.1.2.75.
  18. ^ O'Mara, Margaret (2010). "Don't Try This at Home". Foreign Policy (181): 149–151. JSTOR 20753997.
  19. ^ O'Mara, Margaret (2012). "The Uses of the Foreign Student". Social Science History. 36 (4): 583–615. doi:10.1215/01455532-1717181. JSTOR 23361144.
  20. ^ Simmie, James (2006). "Book Review". Urban Studies. 43 (3): 699–700. JSTOR 43198357.
  21. ^ Hall, Joshua C. (2007). "Book Review". Knowledge, Technology & Policy. 20 (3): 207–209. doi:10.1007/s12130-007-9025-5.
  22. ^ Brownell, Kathryn Cramer (March 15, 2017). "Margaret O'Mara , Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015, $34.95). Pp. 280. ISBN 978 0 8122 4746 6". Journal of American Studies. 51 (2). doi:10.1017/S0021875817000238. ISSN 1469-5154.
  23. ^ Johnson, Robert David (1 April 2017). "Gareth Davies and Julian E. Zelizer, editors. America at the Ballot Box: Elections and Political History; Margaret O'Mara. Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century". The American Historical Review. 122 (2): 536–537. doi:10.1093/ahr/122.2.536. ISSN 0002-8762.

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