Dr. Rachel McKinnon

Dr. McKinnon is a Professor of Philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She is also a world champion cyclist, having won the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling Gold Medal in the Women's 35-44 Sprint event in Los Angeles. Her academic expertise covers a wide range of topics spanning philosophy, trans studies, and psychology. Her recent work has focused increasingly on two broad topic areas: trans athlete rights and harassment, and epistemic injustice.

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Participation in sport is a human right, even for trans women

I never wanted to be an ‘activist’ for athlete rights. Truly, I just wanted to race my bike and see how far I could advance in the sport I love. So far, this has led to a UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championship in 2018. I still have Olympic...

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