Virginia Murphy

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Virginia Vemu

Lecturer, Social Theory and Practice Program

Office Location(s): B429 East Quad
Phone: 734.763.1194
vemu@umich.edu

  • About

    Virginia Murphy, Lecturer II, serves on the Residential College Executive Committee and the Program in the Environment Advisory Committee and oversaw the successful design and implementation of the East Quad Garden.  Her work focuses on the intersection between environment and literature. Murphy’s interests include environmental literature, eco-criticism, late nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, Native American literature, and poetry. Her research addresses American environmentalism in the frontier west, environmental activism, and the history of the environmental movement in the US.  She advises in the areas of environmental sustainability, environmental justice, and food security.  In 2013, the Program in the Environment honored Murphy with its annual Outstanding Instructor Award.