Research Interests: International relations of Southeast Asia; Political development in Southeast Asia; U.S. foreign policy toward Southeast Asia
Professor Murphy’s research interests include political change and international politics in Southeast Asia, U.S. foreign policy toward the region, and the rise of nontraditional security challenges such as climate change and infectious disease. Her current book project, Democratization, Globalization and Indonesian Foreign Policy, is supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation. Professor Murphy is coeditor of Legacies of Change in Southeast Asia (2008), and her articles have appeared in journals such as Asia Policy, Asian Security, PS: Political Science & Politics, Contemporary Southeast Asia, and Orbis. She has been a visiting research scholar at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Institute of Security and International Studies, Bangkok, Thailand. Professor Murphy monitored Indonesia’s first direct presidential election as a member of the Carter Center delegation. She Murphy serves as cochair of the University Seminar on Contemporary Southeast Asia and previously taught at SIPA and Barnard. She received her PhD in political science from Columbia University in 2002.
Ann Marie Murphy and Bridget Welsh, editors, Legacy of Engagement in Southeast Asia (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008).