Catherine Bliss

Dr. Catherine Bliss is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California San Francisco. Her research explores the sociology of race, gender and sexuality in science, medicine, and society. Bliss's award winning book Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice (Stanford University Press 2012) examines how genomics became today’s new science of race. Her latest book Social by Nature: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics (Stanford University Press 2018) examines postgenomic convergences in social and genetic science led by new sociogenomic sciences, including their implications for equality, identity, and belonging. Her new book project, Our Genomic World, introduces social debates around genomics to academic and nonacademic audiences.