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I am willing to take PhD students in my research areas of Indigenous studies, migration, sustainability and business anthropology


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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 

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Visualising Ireland’s Abortion Movement, a response

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

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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.

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    Social Entrepreneurship Under Scrutiny: Livelihood and Employability of Refugees /British Academy funded Conference, Istanbul

    Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou (Invited speaker), & Fiona Murphy (Invited speaker)

    Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Winter Ethnographic School

    Fiona Murphy (Advisor)


    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Social Anthropology (Journal)

    Fiona Murphy (Peer reviewer)


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

    Sensing Divisions

    Fiona Murphy (Speaker), & Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou (Speaker)

    May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


    Fiona Murphy (Speaker)
    Mar 2019 → …

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    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