Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Biogovernance, Law and Society, University of Waterloo

Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Henne holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo, where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies and a fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She also holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award at RegNet, the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. She has lectured at several other universities (University of Melbourne, University of San Diego, University of California – Irvine, California State University – Long Beach) in the areas of law and society, gender and sexuality studies, sociology, and physical cultural studies.

Dr. Henne is the author of Testing for Athlete Citizenship: Regulating Doping and Sex in Sport (Rutgers University Press, 2015). The bulk of her work focuses on technologies of regulation, with a focus on how they come to affect populations differently in practice. Her areas of expertise are regulation and governance, gender, science and technology studies, surveillance, biomedicine, and health.


  • 2017–present
    ARC DECRA Fellow & Associate Professor, Australian National University
  • 2017–present
    Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) & Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
  • 2015–2016
    Senior Research Fellow, Australian National University
  • 2014–2015
    Lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • 2011–2014
    Research Fellow, Australian National University


  • 2011 
    University of California, Irvine, PhD
  • 2009 
    California State University, Long Beach, MA
  • 2007 
    University of California, Irvine, MA
  • 2004 
    Temple University, BA (Honours)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)
  • Globalisation And Culture (200206)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Law And Society (180119)