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Sara McKinnon

Expert on US refugee and asylum law, immigration, gender and sexuality violence, women's and LGBT human rights, and US-Mexico relations.

Associate professor, communication arts; affiliate faculty, gender & women's studies and LACIS 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
  • LGBT Human Rights


  • 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.
  • Awardee. Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019.
  • Awardee, Bonnie Ritter Book Award. Feminist and Women’s Studies Division of the National Communication Association. 2017.