Osagie Obasogie

San Francisco, CA

Osagie Obasogie will expose the injustices associated with rarely scrutinized DNA databases.

Obasogie is a professor of law at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, with a joint appointment at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. For the last decade, his work has explored issues at the intersection of race, social justice, and public policy. He is the author of Blinded by Sight: Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind (Stanford University Press, 2014) and has published widely for both academic and public audiences, with articles in a variety of scholarly journals as well as commentaries in outlets such as the New York Times, Slate, Scientific American, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and New Scientist.

Obasogie is also a senior fellow at the Center for Genetics and Society. He obtained a BA from Yale University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.