ACADEMICS

  • Timothy E. Murphy 

    Contact Information
    Office S-129E
    508-929-8669
    tmurphy6@worcester.edu 

    Education 
    B.A., Indiana University
    M.A., Ph.D., University of California Davis

  • Courses Taught
    • Introduction to Urban Studies
    • The Queer City
    • Crime and the City
    • Urban Anthropology
    • Human Identity and the Urban Environment
    • Discovering the Latin American City
    • Analysis of Urban Systems
    • Urban Youth in American Society
    • Public Policy and Cultural Diversity
    • Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences
    Research
    Dr. Timothy Murphy is a cultural anthropologist with a research focus on underrepresented communities in middle-sized cities of the Global South. Murphy's doctoral research and current book project focus on an community of bohemians living in the Brazilian city of Teresina - a rapidly urbanizing city in Brazil's poorest region. There, he spent more than two years conducting ethnographic research on how this community of women and men negotiates multiple and shifting terrains of belonging in a context of acute socioeconomic and sociocultural transformation. Murphy was also a lead qualitative researcher on the project and co-author of the recently published report, "In Search of Opportunity: Latino Men's Paths to Post-Secondary Education in Urban Massachusetts."
    Publications
    Honors and Grants