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PAUL MURPHY

Professor Paul Murphy

Paul V. Murphy - D-1-116 MAK, (616) 331-3429, murphyp@gvsu.edu

Professor of History

Fields: 20th Century U.S., Intellectual and Cultural

Degrees: BA, Hanover College, 1988
MA, Indiana University, 1991 Ph.D., Indiana University, 1996

For more information, please see Prof. Murphy's Curriculum Vitae

Professor Murphy teaches courses in U.S. history, with an emphasis in American intellectual, cultural, and political history. He has written The New Era: American Thought and Culture in the 1920s (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), a volume in Rowman & Littlefield's "American Thought & Culture" series edited by Howard Brick and Lewis Perry, and The Rebuke of History: The Southern Agrarians and American Conservative Thought (University of North Carolina, 2001).  His current projects include a study of humanism and American thought in the first half of the twentieth century and a co-edited volume of essays on the intellectual history of the Midwest.  His essay “The Last Progressive Historian: Warren Susman and American Cultural History” is forthcoming in Modern Intellectual History.  Professor Murphy is a founding member and past president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH).

The New Era

Rebuke of History

Society for U.S. Intellectual History