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Research Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Justice, Queen's University Belfast

Fiona Murphy is an anthropologist and research fellow in QUB. She specialises in Indigenous politics and movements, refugees and mobility studies, and sustainability in Australia and Ireland. The key thematics in her work include trauma, memory, reconciliation, mobility and integration. She has served as secretary of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (2013-2015), book review editor for the Irish Journal of Anthropology (2011-2014) and is a member of a number of Anthropology networks and associations, including the European Association of Anthropologists.

Her current work focuses on both the politics of reparations in the context of the removal and institutionalisation of Aboriginal Australian children and sustainable consumption in the context of economic crisis in Ireland. She also works extensively on the topic of asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland and the UK. She is co-author of Integration in Ireland: The everyday life of African migrants (MUP, 2012).

She blogs and reviews for Allegra: A Virtual Lab of Legal Anthropology Blog and for the LSE Review of Books.


  • –present
    Research Fellow -Conflict transformation and social justice , South African Medical Research Council


  • 2009 
    Maynooth University , PhD