Margaret O'Mara is a historian of modern America who writes and teaches about the history of the technology industry, American politics, and the connections between the two. She is a history professor at the University of Washington and writes often for major publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. In 2005, she published the book "Cities of Knowledge" and most recently authored, "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America." Since the pandemic, she studied the impact of technology on major metropolitan areas.