Hollis Robbins (born in 1963) is an American academic and scholar in the humanities, specializing in literature and poetry.
Robbins is Chair of the Department of Humanities at the Peabody Institute and Director of the Center for Africana Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. Robbins is a noted expert in the field of nineteenth-century African American poetry. Robbins' work focuses primarily on nineteenth and early twentieth century black print culture; she is affiliated with the Black Press Research Collective and serves as an advisor to the Black Periodical Literature Project at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.
Robbins received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 1990, an M.A. in English literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2003. Robbins serves on the Faculty Editorial Board of the Johns Hopkins University Press From 2004-2006 Robbins was an Assistant Professor of English at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Robbins is the winner of the 2014 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award 
Robbins has edited several books with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., including The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin (2006) and In Search of Hannah Crafts: Essays on The Bondwoman's Narrative (2003). She also co-edited The Works of William Wells Brown (2006) with Paula Garrett  and recently edited a Penguin edition of Frances E.W. Harper's 1892 novel Iola Leroy. Robbins and Gates are currently editing an anthology of nineteenth century Black women's writing.
Robbins writes and publishes on African American poets and on film music. Her own poetry has been published in The Cortland Review, Mezzo Cammin, Per Contra, Boston Literary Magazine and other literary journals, and has been set to music by Peabody composers.
- Frances E. W Harper's Iola Leroy, or, Shadows Uplifted. Penguin Classics (2010). 
- The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin. Eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Hollis Robbins W.W. Norton (2006) ISBN 0-393-05946-4
- The Works of William Wells Brown. Oxford UP. (2006) ISBN 0-19-530963-4
- In Search of Hannah Crafts: Essays on The Bondwoman's Narrative. Eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Hollis Robbins Basic/Civitas (2004) ISBN 0-465-02708-3
- Neary, Janet, and Hollis Robbins. "African American Literature of the Gold Rush." Mapping Region in Early American Writing (2015): 226.
- "Django Unchained: Repurposing Western Film Music" Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies Volume 16, Issue 3, 2015, 280-290.
- “Killing Time: Dracula and Social Discoordination.” Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science. Eds. Glen Whitman & James P. Dow. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.Excerpt
- "Fugtive Mail: The Deliverance of Henry Box Brown," American Studies, 50:1/2 (Spring/Summer 2009): 5-30
- "The Emperor's New Critique," New Literary History - Volume 34, Number 4, Autumn 2003, pp. 659–675
- "A Menstrual Lesson for Girls: Maria Edgeworth's "The Purple Jar," in Menstruation A Cultural History edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 
- “Flushing Away Sentiment: Water Politics in The Custom of the Country,” Edith Wharton’s Custom of the Country. Eds. Isabelle Boof-Vermesse and Anne Ullmo-Michel. Paris: Ellipses, 2000.
- "Government Regulation of Gambling Advertising: Replacing Vice Prevention With Consumer Protection," with Michael B. Rothman. Journal of Gambling Studies, Vol. 7, Winter 1991.
- Faculty Bio http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/faculty/robbins/
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- "Department of English". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
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- "The Johns Hopkins University Press - JHU Press Faculty Editorial Board". Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Hollis Robbins will receive JHU Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award". The Peabody Post. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- Iola Leroy http://www.amazon.com/Leroy-Frances-Ellen-Watkins-Harper/dp/014310604X
- "U.S. History in 70 MM." [review of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight] The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. 15 (3): 368–370. July 2016.
- "Literature of Lynching" in the Chronicle of Higher Education, August 2015
- "Home College" Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2014
- Per Contra, Fall 2013
- Hollis Robbins, Four Poems, Mezzo Cammin, Summer 2011
- "Familiar (Mis)Quotations" Insider Higher Ed, April 2011
- "Talk with Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.", New York Public Library
- David Bromwich, "The Fever Dream of Mrs. Stowe", Review of Annotated Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin, ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Hollis Robbins, New York Review of Books, 25 October 2007
- New York Times, October 23, 2006
- Hollis Robbins, "'Uncle Tom’s Cabin' and the Matter of Influence", History by Era/ Literature and Language Arts, Gilder Lehrman Institute
- NYTimes Book Review, November 19, 2006