Participant Info

First Name
Jillian
Last Name
Foley
Affiliation
University of Chicago
Website URL
https://www.jillianefoley.com
Keywords
cryptography, cryptology, intelligence, computer science, technology, computers, computing, encryption, mathematics, hacking, cyber
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About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago studying the history of cryptography. My primary research is in the political history of computer cryptography in the late 20th century United States, but I have also studied ciphers and codebreaking from other eras and places. I have completed the coursework for a MS in Computer Science at UChicago, and am experienced in explaining technical concepts–especially security concepts–to non-technical audiences. I have also studied the history of US intelligence services during the Cold War, the Hungarian Revolution, the history of mathematics, and the broader history of technology in the US, especially as relates to information networks and computing.

Recent Publications

“The Glorious Gridiron Cryptowars Imagined by a 1970s NSA Employee,”¬†Slate, February 2018.¬†https://slate.com/technology/2018/02/the-glorious-gridiron-cryptowars-imagined-by-a-1970s-nsa-employee.html

Media Coverage
Country Focus
USA
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Computational, Government, Law, Military, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Science, Technology, World War I, World War II