Katrina Karkazis

Senior Research Scholar, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University

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Katrina Karkazis is Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University.

Drawing on her training in cultural anthropology, science studies, and empirical bioethics, her work is deeply interdisciplinary, and addresses a range of topics challenging entrenched scientific and medical beliefs about gender, sexuality, and the body.

Her current work, which has been supported by the National Science Foundation, examines “sex testing” of elite female athletes. Her research has appeared in ScienceThe American Journal of Bioethics and the BMJ.

She was instrumental in Dutee Chand’s successful appeal against the IAAF’s hyperandrogegism policy at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and served as an expert witness in the hearing. 

Her research has been covered in the New York Times, Time, BuzzFeed, The Week, CNN, ESPN, as well as The WorldBBC, Al Jazeera, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, among others.



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