Dr. Ann Marie Murphy joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2004. Dr. Murphy is also a Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, a founding partner of the New York Southeast Asia Network, and a 2019-2020 ASEAN Research Program Fulbright Scholar.
Dr. Murphy’s research interests include international relations in Asia, political development in Southeast Asia, U.S. foreign policy toward Southeast Asia, and the rise of transnational security issues. She is co-author (with Amy Freedman) of Non-Traditional Security Issues in Southeast Asia: the Transnational Dimension, (2018) and co-editor (with Bridget Welsh) of Legacies of Engagement in Southeast Asia (2008). Dr. Murphy’s articles have appeared in journals such as Asian Security, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Orbis, Asia Policy, World Politics Review and PS: Political Science & Politics. She has received research awards from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the National Asia Research Program, the Social Science Research Council and the U.S. Fulbright program.
Dr. Murphy’s research and analysis has been commissioned by the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Asia Foundation, Freedom House, the National Defense University, Oxford Analytica and government agencies. She has participated in projects organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Stanley Foundation, the Center for Global Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, the United States-Indonesia Society, and the Indonesian Embassy. Dr. Murphy has briefed congressional staffers on Indonesia, lectured at the Foreign Service Institute and monitored Indonesia's first direct presidential election as a member of the Carter Center delegation. Her opinion pieces have been published by CNN.com, World Politics Review, Asia Times, PacNet Newsletter, opinionasia, the Nelson Report and the East Asia Forum. She serves on the editorial board of Asia Policy.
- Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia University
- M.I.A., Columbia University
- B.A., Lehigh University
- "Prospects for U.S.-Indonesian Relations in Jokowi's Second Term" Asia Policy, Vol. 14, Issue 4, 2019.
- Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Southeast Asia: the Transnational Dimensions, co-authored with Amy Freedman, (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2018).
- "Great Power Rivalries, Domestic Politics, and Southeast Asian Foreign Policy: Exploring the Linkages" Asian Security, Vol. 13, Issue 3, 2017.
- "Power, Ideas and Politics: Obstacles to an Externally Oriented Indonesian Military Strategy" in Ashley J.Tellis, Michael Wills, and Alison Szalwinski, editors, Strategic Asia 2017: Power, Ideas and Military Strategies in the Asia Pacific (Seattle, WA and Washington, DC: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2017).
- "ASEAN's External Policy: Caught between the United States and China" in David Denoon, editor, The United States, China and Southeast Asia in the 21st Century (New York: New York University Press, 2017).
- "Indonesia's Partnership with the United States: Strategic Imperatives Versus Domestic Obstacles" in Ashley J.Tellis, Abraham M. Denmark, and Greg Chaffin, editors, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power (Seattle, WA and Washington, DC: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2014).
- "Indonesia Responds to China's Rise" in Bruce Gilley and Andrew O'Neil, editors, Seeing beyond Hegemony: Middle Powers and the Rise of China (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2014).
- "Navigating Unchartered Waters: United States-Indonesian Relations during the Habibie Period" in Dewi Fortuna Anwar and Bridget Welsh, editors, Democracy Takeoff? The Habibie Period (Jakarta: Sinar Harapan Press, 2013).
- "Thai Foreign Policy in Crisis" in Michael J. Montesano, Pavin Chachavalpongpun, and Aekapol Chongvilaivan, editors, Bangkok May 2010: Perspectives on a Divided Thailand (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012).
- "Democratization and Indonesian Foreign Policy: Implications for the United States" Asia Policy, No. 13, January 2012.
- "Bridging the Gap" Pracademics in Foreign" PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 44, No. 2, April 2011 (with Andreas Fulda).
- "The U.S. Rapprochement with Indonesia: From Problem State to Partner" Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 31, No. 3, December 2010.
- "Patients Versus Patents: Thailand and the Politics of Access to Pharmaceutical Products" The Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring 2010 (with Mishka Glaser).
- "Beyond Balancing and Bandwagoning: Thailand Responds to China's Rise" Asian Security, Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2010.
- "Toward a U.S.-Indonesian Comprehensive Partnership: Opportunities and Obstacles" The Indonesian Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3, September 2009.
- "A New Type of Intellectual Property Dispute" in Robert Fitts, editor, "Refreshing Thai-U.S. Relations" (Bangkok, Thailand: Chulalongkorn University, 2009).
- "Indonesia Returns to the International Stage" Orbis, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2009.
- "United States Relations with Southeast Asia" in Ann Marie Murphy and Bridget Welsh, editors., Legacies of Engagement in Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, 2008).
- "The Role of Professional Organizations in Indonesia's Socio-Political Transformation" NBR Analysis Vol. 18, No. 3, March 2008.
- "Indonesia and the World" in John Bresnan, editor, Indonesia: the Great Transition (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).
- Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant, January 1, 2020-May 30, 2020
- Researcher of the Year, School of Diplomacy, 2019
- The Henry Luce Foundation Grant for "The New York Southeast Asia Network", 2018-2020
- Teacher of the Year, School of Diplomacy, 2017
- Researcher of the Year Award, School of Diplomacy, 2011
- University Research Council Summer Research Grant, Seton Hall University, 2005, 2011
- Research Fellow, National Asia Research Program, 2010
- International Faculty Research Grant, The Smith Richardson Foundation, 2009
- American Representative, Presidential Friends of Indonesia Delegation, Office of the President, Indonesia, 2008
- The Robert H. Manley Distinguished Mentorship Award, the Graduate Diplomacy Council, Seton Hall University, 2006