Alexandra   Murphy

Alexandra Murphy

Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy and Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research


Dr. Murphy’s research uses ethnographic methods to examine how poverty and inequality are experienced, structured, and reproduced across and within multiple domains of social life including neighborhoods, social networks, organizations, and the state. Current research projects examine the new suburban poverty as well as the causes and consequences of transportation insecurity.

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