DSC_0942 Dr. Murphy graduated from the University of Kentucky with his PhD in Anthropology in 2011 (working under Peter Little @ Emory) and spent a glorious year conducting postdoctoral research under Laurie Yung at the University of Montana in Missoula. He has has a long term interest in rurality – particularly places that are high and dry. Though, on occasion, he has a weakness for “things” European. In addition to his anthropological life, Dr. Murphy is a family man and enjoys fishing, hiking, backpacking, gardening, and other outdoor pursuits.