Sujatha Jesudason, PhD, Program Director on Gender, Justice and Human Genetics, has been active as an organizer, advocate and researcher in communities of color and on women's liberation issues for more than 15 years. Over the past few years she has developed the program on Gender, Justice and Human Genetics to build the capacity and interest of social justice allies nationally and internationally to engage with the equity, eugenic and social justice concerns with the new reproductive and genetic technologies. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and on the Management Circle of SisterSong. She comes to this work with a background in immigration issues, community organizing, domestic violence prevention, particularly in the South Asian community, and reproductive rights in communities of color. In addition, she is working on her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of California at Berkeley in sociology where she is studying martial arts as an embodied practice of freedom to violence against women.
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