August, 2017

New article in Landscape and Urban Planning entitled ‘Rethinking climate change adaptation and place through a situated pathways framework: A case study from the Big Hole Valley, USA

January, 2017

Dr. Murphy has recently agreed to collaborate with a team of researchers on an NSF funded project “Dynamics of Networks and Inequality” led by Paul Hooper (Emory), Jeremy Koster (UC), Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute), Monique Borgerhoff-Mulder (UC-Davis), Matthew Jackson (Stanford), and Simon DeDeo (Carnegie Mellon). He will be in Santa Fe, NM for a workshop at the Santa Fe Institute from Feb 1-3.

August, 2016

Dr. Murphy has given a number of successful research presentations lately and will be working this summer to move them towards publication – so be on the look out.

In April and again in July, Dr. Murphy presented a paper exploring the impact of disaster on property claims in Mongolia at the Society for Economic Anthropology Annual Meetings in Athens, GA and the European Association of Social Anthropologists in Milan, Italy, respectively.

In May, Dr. Murphy presented a paper exploring the problem of temporal politics in scenario practice at the Royal Anthropological Institute’s “Anthropology, Weather, and Climate Change” Conference at the British Museum in London.

In late March, Dr. Murphy presented a co-authored paper (with Carina Wyborn and Laurie Yung) looking at rhetorical strategies of resource managers in climate change adaptation workshops at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings in Vancouver, BC.

February 29, 2016

New article in Human Organization

November 19 & 20, 2015

Dr. Murphy presented a short Pechu Kucha on his Mongolia research at a gathering co-convened by the Society for Economic Anthropology and the Posner Center for International Development and a paper on disaster and property at the American Anthropological Association Meetings, both in Denver, Colorado.

November 4, 2015

Dr. Murphy visited the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford (UK) to discuss his ethnographic research on Mongolian pastoralism with the “Nomadic Empires” research group led by Professor Pekka Hamailanen. Dr. Murphy’s visit was hosted by Xiongnu archaeologist and historian Dr. Bryan Miller.

October 5-8, 2015

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Visiting the Grand Canyon while attending the Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit “CP CESU” -Annual Meeting on Science and Management at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.

June 9-12, 2015

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Dr. Murphy was in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia attending and presenting research at the “Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands” conference organized by Maria Fernandez-Gimenez and colleagues from Colorado State University.

May 28, 2015

The University of Cincinnati has been admitted to the Colorado Plateau Ecosystem Studies Unit – the application process was spearhead by Dr. Alan Sullivan and Dr. Murphy.

May 12-14, 2015

Dr. Murphy was in St. Louis for the National Adaptation Forum.

February 12, 2015

New article “From Kin to Contract” published in Journal of Peasant Studies!

February 11, 2015


Dr. Murphy will be presenting a webinar “Engaging Uncertainty with Scenarios” with his collaborator Dr. Carina Wyborn of the Luc Hoffman Institute (World Wildlife Fund – Switzerland) for the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station and University of Montana’s Community Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity Project.

January 28-31, 2015

Colorado State University

Dr. Murphy was in Ft. Collins, Colorado working with collaborators from Colorado State’s Warner School of Natural Resources and the Department of Anthropology on developing a full proposal to the International Social Science Council on the role of collaboratives and conservancies in forging social transformations in arid land communities around the world including in Kenya, Mongolia, and the Western US.