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Sara McKinnon

Expert on US refugee and asylum law, immigration, gender violence, and women's human rights. I also work on experiences of transgender youth in schools.

Associate professor, communication arts; affiliate faculty, gender & women's studies; affiliate faculty, global studies College of Letters and Science Work: 608-514-1702 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @saralmckinnon


  • Immigration
  • Refugees
  • Gender violence
  • Human Rights
  • Transgender Youth


  • Gendered Asylum: Race and Violence in U.S. Law and Politics.. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016.
  • Grant Awardee , Wisconsin Partnership Program, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, 2014 & 2016.