Julie Murphy Erfani

Associate Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051

Biography

Julie Murphy Erfani is an associate professor and the director of ASU's master's program in Social Justice and Human Rights.  Her publications and research have previously focused on violence and human rights abuses in the U.S.-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. 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. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • B.A. International Relations and Spanish, Knox College

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

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 590 Reading and Conference
JHR 592 Research
JHR 593 Applied Project
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 599 Thesis
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
JHR 494 Special Topics
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
POS 480 Global Justice
SBS 480 Global Justice
SOC 484 Internship
POS 484 Internship
JHR 484 Internship
ASB 484 Internship
SBS 492 Honors Directed Study
SBS 493 Honors Thesis
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 590 Reading and Conference
JHR 592 Research
JHR 593 Applied Project
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
JHR 599 Thesis
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
SBS 492 Honors Directed Study
JHR 510 Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 590 Reading and Conference
JHR 592 Research
JHR 593 Applied Project
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
JHR 599 Thesis
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
POS 480 Global Justice
SBS 480 Global Justice
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
POS 480 Global Justice
SBS 480 Global Justice
ASB 484 Internship
POS 484 Internship
CAP 484 Internship
SOC 484 Internship
JHR 484 Internship
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 590 Reading and Conference
JHR 592 Research
JHR 593 Applied Project
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
JHR 599 Thesis
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
JHR 501 PS Social Justice&Human Rights
JHR 510 Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 590 Reading and Conference
JHR 592 Research
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
JHR 599 Thesis
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 598 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
SOC 484 Internship
ASB 484 Internship
POS 484 Internship
JHR 484 Internship
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 592 Research
JHR 593 Applied Project
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
JHR 599 Thesis
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
JHR 501 PS Social Justice&Human Rights
JHR 506 Grant Writing
JHR 510 Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 580 Practicum
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
JHR 599 Thesis
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
POS 480 Global Justice
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 484 Internship
ASB 484 Internship
SOC 484 Internship
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 595 Continuing Registration
JHR 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
JHR 510 Problem-Based Sem Social JHR
JHR 598 Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
POS 160 Global Politics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SBS 480 Global Justice
POS 480 Global Justice
SOC 484 Internship
POS 484 Internship
JHR 584 Internship
JHR 593 Applied Project
JHR 598 Special 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)