Dr Veronica Ivy

About Dr Veronica Ivy

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Dr Veronica Ivy

Dr. Veronica Ivy is an interdisciplinary scholar who has published widely on topics of knowledge, language, gender, and issues of equity (particularly in sport). She is a world-leading expert on trans and intersex athlete rights and offers institutional diversity and inclusion training workshops. Veronica has penned articles for New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, NBC News, VICE, and many more. She has appeared on major TV, radio, and podcast interviews to discuss trans issues and particularly trans and intersex athlete rights, including CNN, BBC, SKY, and The Daily Show.

In addition to her academic work, she is a two-time masters track cycling world champion and previous masters world-record holder. Dr. Ivy also happens to be a queer trans woman. She is the first known trans woman to win a track cycling world championship.

Veronica also engages in advocacy and activism for trans and intersex athletes. Her message is that #SportIsAHumanRight. Ivy brings a unique perspective of being an academic, an athlete, and an activist to her work. She advises various national and international organizations including the International Olympic Committee, World Triathlon, and others.

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Ivy was an associate professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She earned tenure in March 2019, and became an associate professor in August the same year.

Ivy’s primary research focus is the philosophy of language. The majority of her published work is about the norms of the speech act of assertion, pre-eminently her 2015 monograph The Norms of Assertion: Truth, Lies, and Warrant (Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-1-137-52172-9). Another focus of her work is feminism and feminist philosophy, particularly issues relating to gender and queer identities.

Ivy has written articles on transgender and intersex issues for outlets including NBC News, Vice, and Newsweek.