Professor of Law
Professor of Philosophy and Political Science
Director, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program
Colleen Murphy is a professor at the College of Law and in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program in Illinois International.
Professor Murphy is the author of The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press 2017), which won the 2017 North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award, and A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation (Cambridge University Press 2010). She is also co-editor of Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World (Springer 2015), Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards: Interdisciplinary Challenges and Integrated Solutions (Springer 2015), and Climate Change and Its Impacts: Risks and Inequalities (Springer 2018). Professor Murphy is an associate editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, and the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities; on the editorial boards of the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure and the Springer series The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology (ELTE); and a current member of the American Philosophical Association’s (APA) Committee on Philosophy and Law, and a past member of the APA’s Committee on the Status of Women.
Prior to joining the Illinois faculty, Professor Murphy was an associate professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University. During 2010-2011, she was a Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Professor Murphy holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame.
PhD, MA University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
BA University of Notre Dame
Areas of Expertise
Disasters and the Law
The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Climate Change and Its Impacts: Risks and Inequalities (Springer, under contract) (co-edited with Paolo Gardoni and Robert McKim)
Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards: Interdisciplinary Challenges and Integrated Solutions (Springer, 2015) (co-edited with Paolo Gardoni and Arden Rowell).
Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World (Springer, 2015) (co-edited with Paolo Gardoni, Hassan Bashir, Charles E. Harris, Jr., and Eyad Masad).
Reconciliation, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2015 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), (with Linda Radzik).
A Scale of Risk, 34 Risk Analysis 1208 (2014) (with Paolo Gardoni).
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