Michelle Murphy


On Leave

July 01, 2022 to June 30, 2023
Wilson Hall, New College, Room 2039
416- 978-8964



Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
School of Environment

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Environmental history, History of Science, Critical and Cultural Theory.


Michelle Murphy is a technoscience studies scholar and historian of the recent past whose research concerns decolonial approaches to environmental justice; reproductive justice; Indigenous science and technology studies; infrastructures and data studies; race and science; and finance and economic practices. Murphy's current research focuses on the relationships between pollution, colonialism, and technoscience on the lower Great Lakes. Murphy is a tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Science & Technology Studies and Environmental Data Justice, as well as Co-Director of the Technoscience Research Unit, which hosts a lab and is home home for social justice and decolonial approaches to Science and Technology Studies. She is Métis from Winnipeg, from a mixed Métis and French Canadian family.


PhD, Harvard University