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Katrina KarkazisVisiting Professor - WGSS

Katrina Karkazis is a cultural anthropologist and bioethicist who examines medicoscientific beliefs about gender, sexuality, and the body. Her first book, Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience explored controversies over medical interventions for people with intersex traits. This was followed by research and advocacy on“sex testing” of elite women athletes. Her latest co-authored book, Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography was published by Harvard University Press. Her newest project is an ethnography of sex as a category. A Guggenheim Fellow and member of the Institute for Advanced Study, her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Council of Learned Societies, and has been published in ScienceBMJ, and The American Journal of Bioethics, among others. She was an expert witness in Dutee Chand’s successful appeal of testosterone regulations at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and consulted with Caster Semenya’s team prior to her hearing at CAS. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Wired, the New York Review of Books, among other outlets.