Associate Professor

Degrees: Ph.D, University of Maryland

Expertise: Sociological theory, Environmental sociology, and Sociology of consumption

Dr. Wiedenhoft Murphy joined the department in fall 2003 after completing her doctorate at the University of Maryland. Her specialty areas are sociological theory, environmental sociology, and the sociology of consumption. She has worked with the Belfast Summer Institute as a lead faculty member and director, which has informed her research on conflict tourism and the Ulster-Scots diaspora.  In addition to chapters in edited book volumes her work has been published in Social Movement Studies, Journal of Consumer Culture, and Peace and Change. Her book, Consumer Culture and Society, was published in August 2016. Currently, she is working with George Ritzer on his Introduction to Sociologytextbook.