Dr. Colleen Murphy

Contact Information

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

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 GlobalPerspectives 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 editor of the Springer Series The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology (ELTE) and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. Professor Murphy is also a member of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on the Status of Women. 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

Selected Publications

Books

A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010.
The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice Forthcoming Cambridge University Press 2016.

Edited Books

Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards Springer 2015.
Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World Springer 2015.

Book Contributions

Jus Post Bellum and Political Reconciliation Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice Jus Post Bellum and Political Reconciliation New York Cambridge University Press 2014.
Murphy, Colleen Political Reconciliation, Punishment and Grudge Informers In the Wake of Conflict: Justice, Responsibility and Reconciliation Political Reconciliation, Punishment and Grudge Informers New York Springer 2013.
Design, Risk, and Capabilities Human Capabilities, Technology, and Design Design, Risk, and Capabilities Springer 2012.
The Capability Approach in Risk Analysis Handbook on Risk Theory The Capability Approach in Risk Analysis Springer 2011.
Political Reconciliation and International Criminal Trials International Criminal Law and Philosophy Political Reconciliation and International Criminal Trials Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010.

Journal Articles

Classification and Moral Evaluation of Uncertainties in Engineering Modeling Science and Engineering Ethics 17 3 2011.
Evaluating the Source of the Risks Associated with Natural Events Res Publica 2 2011.
Assessing Capability Instead of Achieved Functionings in Risk Analysis Journal of Risk Research 13 2 2010.
A Scale of Risk Risk Analysis 34 7 2014.
Reconciliation Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2015.
Differentiating Moral Duties: a Response to ‘Valuing Foreign Lives' University of Illinois Law Review Slip Opinions 2015 1 2015.
A Reply to Critics Criminal Law and Philosophy DOI 10.1007/s11572-014-9295-4 2014.