Christy Hyman is the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University for Freedom on the Move as well as an Assistant Professor of Human Geography at Mississippi State University where she is currently on leave. Hyman is working on two books: The Jerusalem Oak: Mapping the Counter-Cartographies of Freedom and Struggle in the Antebellum South, which is in talks with academic press, and Celebratory Distinction: How a Coalition of Communities Redefined the Legacy of the Great Dismal Swamp, which is in talks with a trade press. Find her in archives, gorges, swamps, grasslands, and the seashore; on Twitter/X as @Christy_SpaceHW, Instagram @bird_lady_turtle_island, and her website.