Faculty Profile for Dr. Angela F Murphy

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Dr. Angela F Murphy
Chair - Professor — History
Professor — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-2142

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Angela F. Murphy is Professor and Chair of the History Department. She received her PhD in US History from the University of Houston in 2006.

Teaching Interests

Antebellum US; Civil War Era US; Biography & History; Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World

Research Interests

Recent Research Topics :
(1) Former abolitionists and "the problem of caste" in the postbellum United States
(2) Black and white resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
(3) Irish American attitudes towards slavery and the abolition movement in the United States

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Murphy, A. F. (n.d.). Review of American Sectionalism in the British Mind: 1832-1863. Civil War History.
  • Murphy, A. F. (2017). Review of The Retreats of Reconstruction.
  • Murphy, A. F. (2017). Review of Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Murphy, A. F. (2017). Review of Democracy and the American Civil War: Race and African Americans in the Nineteenth Century. Journal of the Civil War Era.
  • Murphy, A. F. (2017, October). Review of Recaptured Africans. American Nineteenth Century History.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University Dean’s Excellence in Research and Scholarly/Creative Activity Award, Texas State University. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Panhellenic Distinguished Professor. 2008
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University. 2008
  • Award / Honor Recipient: John & Rebecca Moores Research Grant, University of Houston. January 2003
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Margaret Henson Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper for “‘It Outlaws Me, and I Outlaw It!’: Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law in Syracuse, New York, University of Houston. 2002

Selected Grants

  • Murphy, Angela F. Research Enhancement Grant, Texas State University. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Murphy, Angela F. Research Enhancement Grant, Texas State University. (Funded: 2007). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
American Nineteenth Century History
April 2019-Present
History Department Chair
Reviewer / Referee
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Travel Committee
Undergraduate Committee