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PERL Research Fellow, University of Wollongong

Scott McKinnon is a Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS), University of Wollongong.

He is a historian and geographer with a particular interest in geographies of memory and the ways in which the past is constructed and enacted in the present. He has pursued these core research interests across a range of subjects, including disasters research, cinema studies and historical geographies of sexuality and gender.

Scott is the author of Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community (Intellect Books, 2016) and the co-editor (with Dr Margaret Cook) of Disasters in Australia and New Zealand: Historical Approaches to Understanding Catastrophe (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020).

He is Vice President of Sydney's Pride History Group and of Oral History NSW.


  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Western Sydney University


  • 2012 
    University of Technology Sydney, PhD