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 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

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...

What might have been the story of the year turned out to be a disappointment. On February 14th, the National...