About

Christy Hyman is a digital humanist, environmental advocate, PhD student and griefworker (as a bereaved mom) in the program of Geography at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Her dissertation  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 will graduate with her PhD in Spring 2022.

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