Professor Sonia Katyal

  • Sonia Katyal

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
University of California, United States


Sonia Katyal is the Chancellor's Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law and Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. She joined the Berkeley Law faculty in fall 2015 from Fordham Law School, where she served as the Associate Dean for Research and the Joseph M McLaughlin Professor of Law.

Her scholarly work focuses on intellectual property, art law, civil rights (including gender, race and sexuality), property theory, and technology/new media. Her past projects have studied the relationship between copyright enforcement and surveillance; the impact of artistic activism on trademark law, commerce and advertising; and the intersection between copyright law and gender with respect to fan-generated works. Her current projects focus on the intersection between technology, internet access and civil/human rights, with a special focus on the right to information, and a variety of projects on the intersection between gender, sexuality and the commons.


Melbourne Law Masters