Kaitlin M. Murphy is Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory graduate interdisciplinary program, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and affiliate faculty in the School of Art, Human Rights Practice graduate program, and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. She works at the intersection of art and politics with particular interest in memory politics and the afterlives of violence, human rights, place, and public thought.
Murphy is the author of Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas (Fordham UP). Her writing can also be found in TDR: The Drama Review, Journal of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Journal of Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, Human Rights Review, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a project about monuments.
In addition to her academic work, Murphy works as a consultant in a range of areas, including as a researcher, editor, and writer, leading workshops and trainings, and in program evaluation and development. Murphy received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies and MA in Visual Culture, both from New York University.
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