Colleen Murphy

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Colleen Murphy is a Professor in the College of Law with courtesy appointments in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. Prior to joining the Illinois faculty, she was an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. Dr. Murphy has been a Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values and a Visiting Professor at the 4.TU Centre for Ethics in the Netherlands. She is the author of The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017), which received the North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award; A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation (Cambridge University Press, 2010); as well as more than 50 articles and book chapters. She has also co-edited three volumes. Dr. Murphy is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Ethics and Social PhilosophyJournal of Human Development and CapabilitiesJournal of Moral Philosophy, and Science and Engineering Ethics.  She is a past member of the American Philosophical Association’s (APA) Committee on the Status of Women and current member of the APA Committee on Philosophy and Law. Professor Murphy holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. 

Research Interests

Jurisprudence, Transitional Justice, Political Philosophy, Risk ethics, Engineering Ethics

Office Address

College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
M/C 594
Champaign, IL 61820

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Research Output

Introduction to the Symposium on Sabine Roeser’s Risk, Technology, and Moral Emotions

Doorn, N. & Murphy, C., Aug 1 2020, In : Science and Engineering Ethics. 26, 4, p. 1887-1890 4 p.

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Religion & transitional justice

Murphy, C., Jul 1 2020, In : Daedalus. 149, 3, p. 185-200 16 p.

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  • #MeToo, Time's Up, and Theories of Justice

    Wexler, L. M., Robbennolt, J. K. & Murphy, C., 2019, In : University of Illinois Law Review. 2019, 1, p. 45-111 67 p.

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  • Activities

    • 3 Editorial activity
    • 1 Participation in conference

    American Philosophical Association (Eastern)

    Colleen Murphy (Participant)


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    Journal of Moral Philosophy (Journal)

    Colleen Murphy (Associate Editor)

    2015 → …

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    The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology (Journal)

    Colleen Murphy (Editorial board member)

    2016 → …

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    Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (Journal)

    Colleen Murphy (Editorial board member)

    2016 → …

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