Don Mitchell is Professor of Cultural Geography at Uppsala University and holds the rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography in the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. From an academic household in California, he received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1992, working with Neil Smith. He taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder before joining Syracuse in the late 1990s and Uppsala University in 2017. Among numerous other honors, he was MacArthur Fellow from 1998 to 2003 and became a Guggenheim Fellow in 2008. He was awarded the Anders Retzius Medal from the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography in 2012. Among his publications are The Saved Crops: Labor, Landscape and the Struggle Over Industrial Farming in Bracero-Era California (2012), The People’s Property?: Power, Politics and the Public (2008) (co-authored with Lynn A. Staeheli), The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space (2003), and Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction (2000). He is currently working on the publication of the edited volume, "Revolting New York: How 400 Years of Riot, Rebellion, Uprising, and Revolution Have Shaped a City," a collaborative project initiated by Neil Smith and several of his CUNY students and featuring them among its authors.