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Dr. Crystal Murphy

Assistant Professor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Political Science
Expertise: Conflict/Post-Conflict Studies; Sustainability Topics; Political Economy
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 261
Office Hours: TUES 1:00-4:00pm or by appt.
Phone: (714) 628-2763
Vanguard University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Master of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D.


Dr. Murphy's research focuses on conflict and post-conflict development, political economy and sustainability topics, and advocates qualitative methods for policy oriented scholarship. She has worked for and carried out research with NGOs, UN agencies and financial institutions in East Africa. Her recent projects explore micro-credit and cash transfer programs in South Sudan.