701-H Pray Harrold
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2012.
A.B., Mount Holyoke College, 2004.
Mary-Elizabeth Murphy specializes in U.S. History, Women’s Studies, and African American History. Her dissertation, “African American Women’s Politics, Organizing, and Activism in Washington, D.C., 1920-1930” examined the ways that black women banded together to wage an early civil rights movement in the nation’s capital, addressing issues within their neighborhoods, across the city at large, and throughout the country. Prior to her appointment at Eastern Michigan, Murphy served as an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University between 2011 and 2013. She is currently revising her dissertation for publication.