Kaitlin M. Murphy


Kaitlin M. Murphy is Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. Murphy is affiliated faculty in Latin American Studies and the Institute of the Environment. She is on the Executive Committee for Global Studies where she serves as faculty supervisor for the Human Rights, Migrations, and Social Movements track. She is also on the Executive Committee for Human Rights Direct and on the Executive Board of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.  Murphy writes and teaches about visual culture, performance, memory, space and place, violence, politics, and human rights from a transnational, hemispheric perspective. She is currently writing a book that studies the relationship between visuality and performance within the context of the politics of violence, human rights, and the memory landscape in the Americas 1990s-present.