Land, race, and placemaking are converging threads that drew Mitchell Robinson back to his native Mississippi in 2013. He spent a decade across the country exploring the consilience of ecology, historiography, and community dynamics, such as the conflicts of endangered species management and rampant habitat development in Austin, Texas. Currently residing in Holly Springs in an 1843 Greek Revival home with his wife, Kendall, Robinson spent the last seven years managing Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, a 2,600-acre wilderness sanctuary and former slave and sharecropper plantation. With a B.S. in natural resources from Sewanee, the University of the South, his research investigates the intersections of land-use history, biodiversity, race, and dominator culture in Mississippi.

Areas of Focus: Race, biodiversity, land, and community