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

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...

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...

Biopolitical Times

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...

Last January, CGS predicted that gene editing would be one of the biggest science stories of the year. This has...

Talks and Testimonies

Marcy presents in front of full of lecture hall full of students

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