Meet the Working Group

Katy Bass

Katy Glenn Bass is the Knight Institute’s research director. She was previously the director of PEN America’s Free Expression Research and Policy program, where she supervised the production of reports analyzing free expression issues including the lack of protections for national security whistleblowers, attacks on journalists covering the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the impact of mass surveillance on online speech, and other topics. Katy has also taught at NYU Law’s Center for Constitutional Transitions and at the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic at Fordham Law School. 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.