Erin Murphy-Graham


Image of Erin Murphy-Graham in 2017Erin Murphy-Graham is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of California - Berkeley, working in the field of comparative and international education. Her research focuses on three inter-related areas: 1) the process by which education fosters the empowerment of girls and women, and the theorization of what empowerment entails; 2) the role of education in changing how students relate to others, particularly in their intimate relationships and in building trust; 3) the rigorous evaluation of educational programs that have demonstrated potential to empower youth and adults in Latin America. Read about current research projects.

Dr. Murphy-Graham is the author of Opening Minds, Improving Lives: Education and Women’s Empowerment in Honduras (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012) and her articles have appeared in journals including Comparative Education Review, International Journal of Educational Development, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, International Review of Education, Gender and Education, and the American Journal of Evaluation.

Prior to joining the faculty at Berkeley, Dr. Murphy-Graham was an Assistant Professor of International Education at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She has worked as a consultant to government agencies and NGOs in Honduras, Colombia, Nicaragua, and the Caribbean. At Berkeley, she teaches courses on education and international development and qualitative research methods.

A full CV, with hyperlinks to copies of Erin’s publications, can be found by clicking on the CV tab above.