Kristina Lyons

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Humanities

Kristina Lyons joins the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities as Assistant Professor of Anthropology. She situates her research at the interfaces of the environmental humanities, feminist and decolonial science studies, socio-ecological justice and experimental ethnography.  She has been awarded the Cultural Horizons Prize by the SCA and the Junior Scholar Award and Rappaport Prize by the A&E section of the American Anthropological Association. Kristina has published articles in Cultural AnthropologySocial Studies of Science, City & Society, Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, and the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, among other venues. Her book, Vital Decomposition: Soil Practitioners and Life Politics, was published by Duke University Press in 2020.