Mixon Robinson


Ph.D., Emory University (expected 2018) M.A., University of Mississippi (2012) J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (2009) B.A., Davidson College (2005)

Research Interests:

  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Law and Culture Studies
  • Sensory Studies
  • History of Technology


“Assumed Positions: The Postural Politics of Status in the 1880s U.S. South.” Jahrbuch für Literatur und Medizin 6 (2014): 125-139.

Presentations (selected):

“Railroad Enthusiasm in 1840s America.” Panel Paper. Modern Language Association Conference. January 2017. Philadelphia, PA.

“Records of Injustice: Communication Technology and Dissent from ‘Civil Disobedience’ to Black Lives Matter.” Panel Paper. American Literature Association Conference. May 2016. San Francisco, CA.

“It’s lookin’ fer Railroad Bill: Settling the Unsettling.” (Not)Seeing the 19C: Photographs, Archives, and Absences. Seminar. Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference. March 2016. State College, PA.

“Staying Home and Minding His Business: Thoreau’s Railroad Measurements from the Shores of Walden Pond.” Panel Paper. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. April 2015. Atlanta, Georgia.