Katy Glenn Bass
Director, Free Expression Research & Policy
Katy Glenn Bass is the director of PEN America’s Free Expression Policy and Research. She focuses on free expression in the U.S., China, and PEN’s other core focus countries, and supervises the production of PEN’s reports analyzing issues that affect free expression around the world. Prior to joining PEN, Katy was the director of Clinical Programming at NYU Law’s Center for Constitutional Transitions, where she supervised comparative constitutional law research projects focusing on the Middle East-North Africa region. From 2010-12, Katy taught in the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic at Fordham Law School. She is the co-author of Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street. Katy has also worked in Harare, Zimbabwe for Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, for the International Crisis Group in South Africa, and for local human rights organizations in Liberia and Sierra Leone. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received the Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award.