Colleen Murphy

Director, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives

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Colleen Murphy is a Professor in the College of Law and the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program in International Programs and Studies, and Affiliate Faculty of the Beckman Institute. Prior to joining the Illinois faculty, Dr. 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. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. Professor Murphy is also a member of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Philosophy and Law and the Chair of the Program Committee for the 2018 APA Central Division Meeting. Professor Murphy’s research has received financial support from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Qatar National Research Fund.

Research Interests

Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Risk, Engineering Ethics

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Research Output 2005 2019

Deliberative Democracy and Agency: Linking Transitional Justice and Development

Murphy, C., 2019, Agency and Democracy in Development Ethics. Keleher, L. & Kosko, S. (eds.). Cambridge University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Bayesian networks
Dynamic analysis
Reliability analysis
Potable water

A Reliability-Based Capability Approach

Tabandeh, A., Gardoni, P. & Murphy, C., Feb 1 2018, In : Risk Analysis. 38, 2, p. 410-424 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resource Allocation
Risk Management
Statistical Models

Climate Change and Its Impacts: Risks and Inequalities

Murphy, C. (ed.), Gardoni, P. (ed.) & McKim, R. (ed.), 2018, Springer. 276 p. (Climate change management)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

climate change
environmental justice
natural hazard
hazard assessment

International criminal trials and the circumstances of justice

Murphy, C., Dec 2018, In : Criminal Law and Philosophy. 12, 4, p. 575-585 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

time factor
Transitional Justice

Activities 2015 2018

  • 3 Editorial activity
  • 1 Participation in conference

American Philosophical Association (Eastern)

Colleen Murphy (Participant)

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (Journal)

Colleen Murphy (Editorial board member)
2016 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

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

Colleen Murphy (Editorial board member)
2016 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Journal of Moral Philosophy (Journal)

Colleen Murphy (Associate Editor)
2015 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity