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Ryan Murphy

Assistant Professor of History


  • History
  • Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
  • B.A., Macalester College

Selected Courses

LGBT/Queer Studies
Labor History
Global Political Economy
Contemporary History


Ryan Murphy is a historian with a particular interest in U.S. History, Labor History and Queer Studies. A former flight attendant, he is the author of, Deregulating Desire: Flight Attendant Activism and the Family Values Economy, (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, Advance Contract for Publication in 2015).

"I teach at Earlham because of its commitment to intellectual freedom," says Ryan. "Professors are encouraged to work across the boundaries of conventional disciplines, and to continually expand their areas of expertise. At Earlham, creativity is not only valued, but required."

Professional Memberships

American Studies Association

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