M. Murphy


Cross Appointments: History

Email: michelle.murphy@utoronto.ca

Phone: 416-978-8964

Professor M. Murphy

Areas of Interest

  • Feminist, queer, and decolonial science and technology studies
  • Environmental justice
  • Reproductive justice Indigenous feminism
  • Data and infrastructures studies
  • Racial Capitalism
  • Methods

Murphy supervises graduate students interested in technoscience and data studies; Indigenous feminisms and decolonial thought and praxis; intersectional, transnational, and decolonial feminist, queer, and trans theory; reproductive politics; critical studies of capitalism and infrastructures; environmental justice and Land/body relations; methods.


M. Murphy is a technoscience studies scholar who theorizes and researches about environmental justice; reproductive justice; Indigenous science and technology studies; infrastructures and data studies; racial capitalism;  and the Great Lakes.  Murphy is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Science and Technology Studies and Environmental Data Justice. They are also Co-Director of the Technoscience Research Unit, which is a for social justice and decolonial approaches to Science and Technology Studies, as well as a Indigenous Environmental Data Justice lab. Their current research focus is the relationship between pollution, colonialism, data, and altered life on the Great Lakes. They are Métis from Winnipeg.


Ph.D. Harvard University, History of Science, 1998