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Julie Murphy Erfani

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Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Biography

Julie Murphy Erfani is the Director of ASU's Masters program in Social Justice & Human Rights.  Her publications and research have previously focused on violence and human rights abuses in the US-Mexico drug war and in Mexico-U.S.relations in general. Her newest interests focus on asylum seekers and sex-trafficked migrants crossing into the European Union via Greece and Italy.  Since 2016, she is director of an annual intensive field experience allowing students to assist and engage directly with forced migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq as they await asylum application processing for residence in the EU.  Dr. Murphy Erfani is an international political economist interested in corporate, commercial, and state crime, the right to have rights of asylum seekers and trafficked people, and human rights responses to forced migrants and sex-trafficked people. 

Research Interests

Phenomenology of horrific violence

US-Mexico drug war violence

Mexico-US border towns and cities

Latin American cities

Publications
  • Julie A. Murphy Erfani. "Crime and Violence in the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands: NAFTA's Underground Economy as a Source of In/security, with Comparisons to the EU". Human Rights Along the U.S.-Mexico Border : Gendered Violence and Insecurity (2009).
  • Murphy Erfani, Julie Ann (Author) . Whose Security? Dilemmas of U.S. Border Security in the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands. Borderlands - Comparing Border Security in North America and Europe (2007).
Research Activity
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 480Global Justice
JHR 501PS Social Justice&Human Rights
JHR 510Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 590Reading and Conference
JHR 592Research
JHR 595Continuing Registration
JHR 598Special Topics
JHR 599Thesis
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 480Global Justice
JHR 584Internship
JHR 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 480Global Justice
SOC 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
POS 484Internship
JHR 484Internship
JHR 584Internship
JHR 592Research
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 595Continuing Registration
JHR 598Special Topics
JHR 599Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 480Global Justice
JHR 501PS Social Justice&Human Rights
JHR 506Grant Writing
JHR 510Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 580Practicum
JHR 595Continuing Registration
JHR 598Special Topics
JHR 599Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 480Global Justice
JHR 584Internship
JHR 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 480Global Justice
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
SOC 484Internship
JHR 584Internship
JHR 595Continuing Registration
JHR 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 480Global Justice
JHR 510Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 480Global Justice
SOC 484Internship
POS 484Internship
JHR 584Internship
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 480Global Justice
SBS 480Global Justice
JHR 501PS Social Justice&Human Rights
JHR 510Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 590Reading and Conference
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 595Continuing Registration
JHR 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JHR 584Internship
JHR 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 480Global Justice
SBS 480Global Justice
POS 486Internatl Political Economy
JHR 584Internship
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 595Continuing Registration
JHR 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 480Global Justice
SBS 480Global Justice
JHR 510Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 584Internship
JHR 598Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
JHR 584Internship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 260Curr Issues in Intl Politics
POS 486Internatl Political Economy
JHR 590Reading and Conference
JHR 592Research
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Julie A. Murphy Erfani. "Arizona's International Relations: SB 1070 as Foreign Policy". Critical Refusals Conference 2011 / The International Marcuse Society, Philadelphia (Oct 2011).
  • Julie A. Murphy Erfani. "Toward Decriminalizing U.S.-Mexico Relations: Drug War Crimes and U.S.-Mexico States of Exception, 2001 - 2010". WISC 3rd Global International Studies Conference in Porto, Portugal (Aug 2011).
  • Julie A. Murphy Erfani. "Black Markets, Crime, and Violence in Mexico and at the U.S.-Mexico Border". Symposium: Violence & Human Rights Crises on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Apr 2009).
  • Julie A. Murphy. "Building North America? Illicit Profiteering in the AZ-Sonora Borderlands". 2008 International Meetings of the Association of Borderlands Studies (Apr 2008).
Service
  • Masters Program in Social Justice & Human Rights, Director (2013 - Present)
  • Executive Committee - University Senate, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Las Otras Hermanas - A Fair Trade textile association in Juarez, Mexico & at SkySong in Scottsdale, Member of Governing Board (2008 - Present)
  • University Academic Council (UAC) - University Senate, Member (2012 - 2014)
  • University Senate, Senator (2011 - 2014)
  • University Senate, Past President of West Senate (2013 - 2013)
  • University Academic Council (UAC) - University Senate, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • University Senate, President of West Senate (2013 - 2013)
  • University Senate, President of West Senate (2012 - 2013)
  • Task Force on Constitution & Bylaws Review - University Senate, Member (2012 - 2013)