Sujatha Jesudason, Ph.D.
As founder and Executive Director, Sujatha brings her expertise in social justice, community organizing and historically marginalized groups to all of Generations Ahead’s efforts. From examining the fault lines in efforts to curtail sex selection to exposing attempts to pit reproductive rights against disability rights, Sujatha works to forge unlikely collaborations and look past forced simplifications. With over 20 years as an advocate for women’s rights, Sujatha has worked at Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, 9to5 National Association of Working Women and the Center for Genetics and Society. As Board Chair of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and having served on the Management Circle of SisterSong, Sujatha is a key leader in the field of reproductive justice. She works at the intersection of issues too often considered separately: economic inequality, domestic violence, cultural norms, discrimination, and gender roles. In this, Sujatha merges not only topics but methods, from rigorous academic research to on the ground movement building, and from legislative education to media advocacy. A leading voice on the ethics of genetic innovations, women’s rights and racial justice, Sujatha holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.