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Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

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125 Eggers Hall

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department

Advisory Board Member and Senior Research Associate, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean


  • 2024 Spring
    • MAX 132 Global Community
    • ANT 357 Health, Healing, and Culture
  • 2023 Fall
    • MAX 132 Global Community
    • ANT 111 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    • ANT 495 Research for Distinction in Anthropology
  • 2023 Spring
    • ANT 481/681 Ethnographic Techniques
    • ANT 400/600 Selected Topics - Human Health & Climate Change
  • 2022 Fall
    • ANT 111 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2021


Kyrstin Mallon Andrews is assistant professor of anthropology. Her research focuses on medical and environmental anthropology, the Caribbean, maritime studies, fishing, multispecies, environmental governance, conservation, risk and injury, and the Dominican Republic.

She is working on a book, “Crosscurrents of Health: Understandings of Risk, Environment, and Identity in the Dominican Republic” and has published papers in numerous journals. Mallon Andrews has received honors for her writing, including the Curl Essay Prize from the Royal Anthropological Institute for the 2020 paper, “The Color of Seawater: Color Perception and Environmental Change in Dominican Seascapes,” which is forthcoming in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Prior to joining Syracuse, she was a research consultant for the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center and a visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Miami University. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine in 2021.

Areas of Expertise

Medical and environmental anthropology, Caribbean, maritime studies, fishing, multispecies, environmental governance, conservation, risk and injury, the Dominican Republic

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"Crosscurrents of Risk: Navigating Changing Climates, Health, and Conservation in Dominican Seascapes", Sponsored by Syracuse University Humanities Center.

Selected Publications

Presentations and Events

Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, Haitian Studies Association, "Borderwaters: Conversing with Fluidity at the Haitian-Dominican Border" (2023)

Latin American Studies Association 2022 Congress, "Marine Conservation as Structural Adjustment: A View from Dominican Seascapes" (2022)

Latin American Studies Association 2021 Congress, "Eco-Aesthetics, Parrotfish, and Sand in Dominican Tourism" (2021)

AAA Annual Meetings, "Ecologies of Mistrust: Fish, Fishermen, and the Multispecies Ethics of Ethnographic Authority" (2021)

Honors and Accolades

International Relations Teaching Award, International Relations Undergraduate Program (April, 2023)

Steven Polgar Prize , Society for Medical Anthropology (2022 - 2022)

Haiti-Dominican Republic Section Article Prize, Latin American Studies Association (2021)

Curl Essay Prize, Royal Anthropological Institute (2020)

Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Competition, Society for Humanistic Anthropology (2020)

Kugelman Research Fellowship, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, UC Irvine (2020)

Elsie Clews Parsons Prize recipient, American Ethnological Society (2019)

Program on Latin America and the Caribbean
346 Eggers Hall