Christy Hyman is a digital humanist, environmental advocate, griefworker (as a bereaved mom) with a PhD in Geography (UNL). Her research focuses on African-American efforts toward cultural and political assertion in the Great Dismal Swamp region during the antebellum era as well as the attendant social and environmental costs of human/landscape resource exploitation. Hyman uses Geographic Information Systems to observe to what extent digital cartography can inform us of the human experience while acknowledging phenomena deriving from oppressive systems in society threatening sustainable futures. She has been invited to share her work at a range of humanities centers including the Dave Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University, the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities Digital Dialogues series to name a few. Hyman is also the Southeast Division Director for the American Association of Geographers Rural Geography Specialty Group and the Communications Director for the AAG Black Geographies Specialty Group. Since Fall 2022, she has had a tenure track position at Mississippi State University in the Department of Geosciences (tenure home) with a joint appointment in African American Studies. Effective July 2023, she will take unpaid leave from Mississippi State in order to take on a role as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University for Freedom on the Move. Find her in archives, in swamps, grasslands, and the seashore.

Fall Bird Migration in Barnstable, Massachusetts on Cape Cod October 2021
August 21, 2021| Glacier Creek Preserve| Omaha, NE
l to r: Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, me, Dr. Hilary Green August 4, 2021
April 18, 2021, Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Preserve
Birding in northwest Lancaster County, Nebraska 2/22/2021
October 29, 2020, at home in Lincoln, NE.
At my invited talk at Cal State Fullerton, Fall 2018.
Perquimans County Register of Deeds. Hertford, NC- August 2,2018
Starkville, Mississippi April 2023