Faculty Profile for Dr. Angela F Murphy

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Dr. Angela F Murphy
Professor — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-2110

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Angela F. Murphy is a Professor in the Department of History. 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) Biography of Black Abolitionist and Prominent Figure in the Underground Railroad, Jermain Wesley Loguen
(2) Black and white resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
(3) Irish Abolitionists and their connections in the Atlantic World
(4) Irish American attitudes towards slavery and the abolition movement in the United States

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Murphy, A. F. (2021). Black Abolitionists in Ireland and the Challenge of Universal Reform. In R. A. Johnson & O. Power-Greene (Eds.), In Search of Liberty: African American Internationalism in the Nineteenth Century Atlantic World. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.
  • Murphy, A. F. (2021). “It outlaws me, and I outlaw it!”: Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law in Syracuse, New York. Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, (42), 1–36.
  • Murphy, A. F. (2016). The Jerry Rescue: The Fugitive Slave Law, Northern Rights, and the American Sectional Crisis. Oxford University Press.
  • Murphy, A. F. (2016). 'This Foul Slavery-Reviving System’: Irish Opposition to the Jamaica Emigration Scheme, 1840-1842,”Ireland, Slavery, Antislavery, Empire". Slavery & Abolition, 37(3), 578–598.
  • Murphy, A. F. (2013). ’Though Dead He Yet Speaketh’: Abolitionist Memories of Daniel O’Connell in the United States. American Journal of Irish Studies, 10.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2021 Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Administrator of the Year, Center for International Studies. September 2019 - August 2020
  • 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

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
August 2017-August 2020
Attendee / Participant
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Learning Outcomes Workgroup: African American History
August 2019-April 2020
Departmental Representative
Liberal Arts College Review Group
September 2020-Present
Undergraduate Program and Assessment
September 2020-Present