Timothy E. Murphy
Timothy E. Murphy
Associate Professor
508.929.8669 tmurphy6@worcester.edu
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Dr. Timothy Eugene Murphy is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Worcester State University. His research focuses on belonging, middle-sized cities, global middle classes, gender, sexuality, queerness, youth, artists, and Latin America (especially Brazil). Tim has taught in the Global Studies, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Honors, and First-Year Seminar programs at Worcester State. He was the recipient of the George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2018-2019 Academic Year and is a faculty advisor of LGBTQ+ Alliance and a leader of the university’s Favela Partnership Project. Tim’s National Science Foundation funded research and recent book, Queerly Cosmopolitan: Bohemia and Belonging in a Middle-of-Nowhere Brazilian City, published by Palgrave in 2019, center on a community of bohemians living in the Brazilian city of Teresina – a rapidly urbanizing city in Brazil’s poorest region. In 2022, a Portuguese edition of the book was published by EDUFPI, the Brazilian federal university press of Piauí. Tim has also conducted qualitative research and published on educational pathways and belonging among Latino men in urban Massachusetts.

Indiana University, Bloomington
French, BA; Communication & Culture, BA
University of California, Davis
Anthropology, MA
University of California, Davis
Anthropology, Ph.D.