Colleen Murphy

Colleen Murphy

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Colleen Murphy (@drcolleenmurphy) is a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science, and also serves as Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program in the Illinois Global Institute. Murphy is the author of The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice, which won the 2017 North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award; A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation; and more than 50 articles and book chapters. She has also co-editor of Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards: Interdisciplinary Challenges and Integrated Solutions , and Climate Change and Its Impacts: Risks and Inequalities.

Her research and teaching focus on transitional justice, jurisprudence, and the ethics of risk regulation. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Moral PhilosophyJournal of Ethics and Social PhilosophyJournal of Human Development and Capabilities and Science and Engineering Ethics; and on the editorial boards of the journals Law and Philosophy and Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. 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.