Kristin Andrews

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Kristin Andrews
Kristin in 2017
Nashville, United States
Academic background
EducationB.A., 1992, Antioch College
M.A., 1995, Western Michigan University
PhD, Philosophy, 2000, University of Minnesota
ThesisPredicting mind: belief attribution in philosophy and psychology (2000)
Academic work
InstitutionsAppalachian State University
York University

Kristin Alexandra Andrews is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University and she holds the York Research Chair in Animal Minds.

Early life and education[edit]

Andrews attended Antioch College and conducted co-op research at the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory in Hawaii. After earning her Bachelor of Arts, she moved to Western Michigan University for her Master's degree where her first article was published in Etica et Animali.[1]


After earning her PhD from the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Ronald Giere, she became an assistant professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University from July 2000 until June 2002.[2] Andrews joined the faculty at York University following encouragement from York Psychology Professor Anne E. Russon.[1] She received the Western Michigan University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011.[3] The next year, she published "Do Apes Read Minds? Toward a New Folk Psychology" through the MIT Press.[4]

In 2015, Andrews was elected a Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists from the Royal Society of Canada.[5] The next year, she was appointed a Tier II York Research Chair in Animal Minds,[6] and received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant for her project, "Animals and Moral Practice."[7] Andrews was also awarded the Philosophy of Science Women's Caucus Award[8] and recognized by York University as a research leader.[9]

In 2018, Andrews was a member of York's Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force.[10] She also published her second book, titled Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers' Brief (ISBN 1138618667). The following year, she earned $250,000 over two years for her project, "Zero-Gravity 3D Bioprinting of Super-Soft Materials," with Alex Czekanski, Tara Haas, and Roxanne Mykitiuk.[11]


  1. ^ a b "People of YorkU". Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "KRISTIN ALEXANDRA ANDREWS CV" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 11, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Alumni 2011 Achievement Awards" (PDF). 2011. p. 17. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Do Apes Read Minds?: Toward a New Folk Psychology". Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "RSC names three York U professors to the College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists". October 13, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Muhammad Ali Khalidi (April 12, 2017). "Professor Kristin Andrews appointed to York Research Chair". Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Muhammad Ali Khalidi (August 29, 2016). "Two SSHRC Insight Grants for Professors Andrews and Code". Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Muhammad Ali Khalidi (December 6, 2016). "Philosophy of Science Women's Caucus Award to Professor Kristin Andrews". Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "York University research leaders recognized at annual celebration". February 28, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "Co-Chairs and members of the Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force announced". November 26, 2018. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "York professors awarded close to $1M in New Frontiers in Research funding". May 14, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.

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