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Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
H. Luke Shaefer

Alexandra (Alex) Murphy

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology.

Ph.D., Princeton University

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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Books

Duneier, Mitchell, Philip Kasinitz, and Alexandra Murphy. 2014. The Urban Ethnography Reader. New York: Oxford University Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Murphy, Alexandra. 2012. ""Litterers": How Objects of Physical Disorder Are Used to Construct Subjects of Social Disorder in a Suburb." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 642(1): 210-227. DOI. Abstract.

Murphy, Alexandra, and Danielle Wallace. 2010. "Opportunities for Making Ends Meet and Upward Mobility: Differences in Organizational Deprivation Across Urban and Suburban Poor Neighborhoods." Social Science Quarterly, 91(5): 1164-1186. DOI. Abstract.

Murphy, Alexandra. 2010. "The Symbolic Dilemmas of Suburban Poverty: Challenges and Opportunities Posed by Variations in the Contours of Suburban Poverty." Sociological Forum, 25(3): 541-569. DOI. Abstract.

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