Sonia Katyal

Professor and Distinguished Traynor Chair at University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Professor Sonia Katyal is the former associate dean for faculty development and research and a distinguished Traynor chair at University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Her work focuses on the intersection of technology and civil rights (including anti discrimination, privacy, and freedom of speech). Professor Katyal’s current projects focus on artificial intelligence and gender; the intersection between the right to information and human rights; advertising and regulation; and a variety of projects on the intersection between museums, cultural repatriation, and new media. As a member and former chair of the university-wide Haas LGBTQ Cluster, Professor Katyal also works on matters regarding law, gender and sexuality, and is deeply passionate about the intersections between art, activism, and social justice. Professor Katyal has an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She lives in Berkeley with her two children, both attending Black Pine Circle School, and their beloved (and very barky) pomeranian.