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Research Interests

I am an anthropologist with specialisms in Indigenous politics and movements, refugees and mobility studies, and sustainability studies. I also have an interest in business anthropology and consumer culture theory. I have experience conducting research in Australia, Ireland, the UK, France and Turkey. The key thematics in my work include trauma, memory, reconciliation, mobility and sustainability/resiliance.

I have served as secretary of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (2013-2015) and book review editor for the Irish Journal of Anthropology (2011-2014). I am a member of a number of Anthropology networks and associations, including the European Association of Anthropologists and American Anthropological Association. I am currently co-ordinator with Dr. Katja Siedel of the Peace and Conflict Anthropology Network of EASA. I am also currently vice-chair of the Anthropological Association of Ireland.

My current work focuses on the politics of reparations in the context of the removal and institutionalisation of Aboriginal Australian children. I also work extensively on the topic of asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland, Turkey and the UK. I am co-author of Integration in Ireland: The everyday life of African migrants (MUP, 2012).

I have written for Open Democracy, the Irish times, Books Ireland, Headstuff Ireland, The Conversation UK, RTE Brainstorm, Allegra: A Virtual Lab of Legal Anthropology Blog and for the LSE Review of Books.


ANT2030 Skills in the Field: Ethnographic Methods

ANT2036 Business Anthropology in the Digital Age

ANT7053 MA specialisation  Anthropology of Ireland and Anthropology of Conflict 

CSJ7001 Global concepts in conflict transformation and social justice 

Research Interests

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2009 2020

Visualising Ireland’s Abortion Movement, a response

Murphy, F., Jan 2020, (Accepted) In : Social Anthropology.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

African asylum seekers and refugees in both Irelands

Murphy, F. & Vieten, U. M., Jul 2019, Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands. Fanning, B. & Michael, L. (eds.). Manchester University Press, p. 58-71 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
asylum seeker
Open Access
asylum seeker

Activities 2006 2020

Social Anthropology (Journal)

Fiona Murphy (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Winter Ethnographic School

Fiona Murphy (Advisor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Fiona Murphy (Speaker)
Mar 2019 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

PACSA Conference: Creativity, Resistance and Hope:Towards an Anthropology of Peace

Fiona Murphy (Organiser), Katja Siedel (Organiser)
03 Oct 201905 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

British Academy funded training course for Syrian Women in Istanbul, Turkey

Fiona Murphy (Organiser), Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou (Organiser)
17 Mar 201921 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Asylum seekers and refugees

Fiona Murphy


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Anthropology in Ireland

Fiona Murphy


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Migrant Places of Worship with Colette Colfer

Fiona Murphy


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment