Dr. Innisfree McKinnon

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Stout
Social Sciences Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 441K Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-5475
Email: mckinnoni@uwstout.edu
Personal website: www.innisfree.net

Brief Biography

What I love about geography is its inherent interdisciplinary nature. Geographers work within the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Cross disciplinary work is key to finding solutions to our most pressing social and environmental issues in the 21st century.

Teaching Interests: human geography, environmental studies, geographic information systems

Research Interests: political ecology, geographies of food and agriculture, urban-rural interactions, geographies of tourism and recreation, participatory and critical GIS, and citizen science, critical geographies of children and youth

Office Hours

Day Time
Mo 2:00 - 4:00
We 11:00 - 1:00


    • Ph D Geography
      University of Oregon
      Eugene, OR, United States, 2014
    • MA Geography/Landscape Architecture
      University of California, Davis
      Davis, CA, United States, 2008
    • BS Environmental Science
      Antioch College
      Yellow Springs, OH, United States, 1996

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin, Stout, Department of Social Sciences
        Assistant Professor
        August 2015 -
      • Michigan State University, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
        Post-Doctoral Fellow
        March 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015

Intellectual Contributions

    Book, Chapter

    • McKinnon, I. (Accepted). Old West versus New West, Exurban Sprawl and High Value Agriculture: Competing or Complementary Capitalisms?”. , New York: Springer.
    • McKinnon, I. (2011). Expanding cartographic practices in the social sciences. , Sage Publications Ltd.

    Journal Article

    • McKinnon, I., , & (Submitted). “Uneven urban metabolisms: Toward an integrative (ex)urban political ecology of sustainability in and around the city.”. Urban Geography.
    • Owens, P. E., & McKinnon, I. (2009). In pursuit of nature: The role of nature in adolescents' lives. Journal of Developmental Processes, 4(1), 43-58.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Larry Ford Fieldwork Scholarship in Cultural Geography, (2012)


    • Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Award: Best Regional Paper, (2010)
    • Travel Award, See Hear Make Do Workshop, Economic and Social Research Council & The University of Edinburgh, (2010)


    • University Club Foundation of Portland University of Oregon Fellowship, (2010)
    • Department of Geography Fellowship for a Woman in Cartography & GIS, (2008)



    • Student Representative, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, AAG (2012 - 2014)
    • Regional Representative, Rural Geography Specialty Group, AAG (2012 - 2014)