B.A., 1977, Yale; J.D., 1981, Columbia; Ph.D., 1987, Chicago.
Professor Murphy is a political-cultural geographer with regional specialties in Europe and the Middle East. His work focuses on the ways in which the changing political organization of space reflects and shapes ethnic, socio-economic, and environmental processes; the foundations and consequences of influential geopolitical ideas and assumptions; the role of legal and political arrangements in mediating human-environment relations; and the importance of geographical education for efforts to address critical challenges facing the contemporary world
Courses offered 2020-2021
- GEOG 202: Geography of Europe
- GEOG 441/541: Political Geography