Department of History
Old Horticulture
506 E. Circle Dr
Room 256
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Main: 517.355.7500
Fax: 517.353.5599
Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-F

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My research and teaching explore themes of mass urbanization, inequality, domesticity, state formation, and political economy.  While I have primarily focused in my research on Chilean history since the 1950s, I have also published work on Guatemala.  In 2004, I published a book of collaborative oral histories, Historias poblacionales: hacia una memoria incluyente (Santiago: CEDECO) and I have also co-edited a forthcoming volume titled Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press).  I am currently completing a book manuscript, A Home of One’s Own: The Urban Politics of Propriety in Chile.  While rooted in the concerns and debates of Latin American history, I have long been informed by the perspectives of other disciplines.   I received a dual PhD, in fact, from the Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History at the University of Michigan in 2007.  I have continued my transdisciplinary pursuits at Michigan State University, where I am also a faculty member in the Global Urban Studies Program and affiliated with the Center for Gender in Global Context and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  Courses taught: IAH 203: Latin America and the World: Tensions of Empire and Nation HST 381: Latin America: The National Period HST 486: The Latin American City and Its Discontents HST 486: Rethinking the Cold War from Las Américas HST 850/GUSP 850: The City and Its Discontents: Rethinking Marginality in Modern Urban Society

Edward Murphy

Position: Assistant Professor

Field: Cultural, Political, Social, Urban, Women & Gender

Region: Latin American & Caribbean

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Office: 314 Old Horticulture

Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30-4:30


Phone: (517) 884-4943