Michelle Murphy


Cross Appointments: History

Email: michelle.murphy@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-978-8964
Office: NC WI 2039

Professor Michelle Murphy

Areas of Interest

  • Feminist and decolonial science and technology studies
  • Environmental justice
  • Reproductive justice
  • Indigenous feminism
  • Data and infrastructures studies

Murphy currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Science and Technology Studies and Environmental Data Justice and supervises graduate students interested in technoscience and media 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. 


Michelle Murphy is a technoscience studies scholar and historian of the recent past who theorizes and researches about the politics of technoscience; decolonial approaches to environmental justice; reproductive justice; Indigenous science and technology studies; infrastructures and data studies; critiques of racial capitalism; Great Lakes.  She is co-organizer of Technoscience Salon and Director of the Technoscience Research Unit, which is a lab and home for social justice and decolonial approaches to Science and Technology Studies. She is urban Métis from Winnipeg. 


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