Don Mitchell (geographer)

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Don Mitchell is an academic Geographer at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He is a graduate of the San Diego State University (1987), Pennsylvania State University (1989) and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1992.[1]

He is currently serving as the chairperson of the geography department at Syracuse. Considered one of the most influential young Geographers, he is perhaps best known for his work on cultural theory (see Mitchell 1995), and the People's Geography Project.[2]

In 1998, he became a MacArthur Fellow.


  • "The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space" (2003)
  • "The Lie of the Land: Migrant Workers and the California Landscape" (1996)
  • "Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction" (2000) ISBN 1557868921