Christopher Morris lives in Dallas, Texas, and is Professor of History at the University of Texas, Arlington. He is the author of two books, including The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina. In addition, he has authored articles, essays, and book chapters on subjects ranging from slavery in the sugarcane fields of Louisiana to climate change as revealed in the cartographic history of the Great Lakes. He is best known for his work on the relationship between people and the natural environment in the American South.
In connection to the Community Garden Festival, Morris has set up a collaboration with Ned Schaumberg, Stacy Alaimo, Jacqueline Fay, Rajani Sudan, Mark Hersey, and Videographers Marcel Rodriguez and Cedrick May.