|Assistant Professor (Ph.D. North Carolina State University)
220 D Newcomb Hall
Environmental Sociology; Global Social Change and Development; Global and Local Sustainability; Rural and Community Development; Quantitative Methodologies.
Current Research Projects
Urban Agriculture in New Orleans
Austin, Kelly and Laura A. McKinney. 2012. "Disease, War, Hunger, and Deprivation: A Cross-National Investigation of the Determinants of Life Expectancy in Less-Developed and Sub-Saharan African Nations." Sociological Perspectives. 55(3):421-47.
McKinney, Laura A. 2012. "Entropic Disorder: New Frontiers in Environmental Sociology." Sociological Perspectives 55(2):295-317. (text)
Austin, Kelly, Laura A. McKinney and Gretchen Thompson. 2012. "Trade Dependency and the Threat of Starvation as Unequal Exchange: A Structural Model of the Severity of Hunger Across Less-Developed Nations." International Journal of Sociology 42(2):68-89. (text)
Kick, Edward L., Laura A. McKinney, and Gretchen H. Thompson. 2011. "The Intensity of Food Deprivation in the Modern Era: The Impact of the World System, Modernization, Conflict, Militarization and Environment." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 52(6):478-502. (text)
Kick, Edward L., James C. Fraser, Gregory M. Fulkerson, Laura A. McKinney, and Daniel H. DeVries. 2011. "Repetitive Flood Loss Victims and Their Acceptance of FEMA Mitigation Offers: An Analysis With Community-System Policy Implications." Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management 35(3):510-539. (text)
McKinney, Laura A., Edward L. Kick, and Gregory M. Fulkerson. 2010. "World System, Anthropogenic, and Ecological Threats to Bird and Mammal Species: A Structural Equation Analysis of Biodiversity Loss." Organization and Environment 23(1):3-31. (text)
Fulkerson, Gregory M., Laura A. McKinney, and Kelly Austin. 2010. "Global Warmers and Global Coolers: A Cross-National Examination of Global Warming Dynamics." International Journal of Sociology 40(2):44-64. (text)
Shandra, John; Laura A. McKinney, Chris Leckband, and Bruce London. 2010. "Threatened Bird Species, Structural Adjustment and the Debt Regime." Human Ecology Review 17(1):18-33. (text)