Katie Hasson

Katie Hasson, PhD, comes to CGS from the University of Southern California, where she was an assistant professor of sociology and gender studies. She has researched and written on reproductive technologies, women’s health movements, and menstruation, among other topics. Katie’s courses have covered a range of themes in medical sociology and science and technology studies, with a focus on gender-, race-, and class-based inequalities. Katie earned her PhD in Sociology with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Publications

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By Marcy Darnovsky, Leah Lowthorp, and Katie Hasson, OpenGlobalRights | 02.15.2018

What do recent advances in molecular genetics have to do with human rights? Quite a lot, it turns out. And...

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By Katie Hasson, Zócalo Public Square | 01.17.2018

When we talk about gene editing technology, we often talk about—but almost never deeply consider—the concept of designer babies. Consider...

In the News

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By Tina Hesman Saey, Science News [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 04.29.2018

Using DNA to find a killer sounds easy: Upload some DNA to a database, get a match and — bingo...

Biopolitical Times

In late April, news broke that police used a public genealogy database to identify a suspect in the “Golden State...

In May 2017, Nature Methods published a short, peer-reviewed letter reporting on a study of off-target mutations caused by CRISPR...

Twenty years after its release, the film Gattaca remains an enduring touchstone for discussions of human genetic technologies. Starring Ethan...

Talks and Testimonies

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Jesse Mulligan, from RNZ radio in New Zealand talks to CGS' own Katie Hasson regarding how many New Zealanders have sent off...

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The Center for Genetics and Society receives numerous invitations to speak in person and via video link to high school,...