The Economization of Life (Duke UP 2017)
Winner of the Ludwik Fleck Prize (2019) from the Society for Social Studies of Science.
Winner of the Ludwik Fleck Prize (2008) from the Society for Social Studies of Science. Blog interview with Jody Roberts about the book on World’s Fair
Osiris v. 19 (University of Chicago Press, 2004) edited with Gregg Mitman and Christopher Sellers. Read the Introduction: “A Cloud over History”
- “Against Population, Towards Alterlife” in Making Kin, Not Population, editors Adele Clarke and Donna Haraway and (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2018)
- “Alterlife and Decolonial Chemical Exposures” Cultural Anthropology (Nov 2017)
- “What Can’t a Body Do” Catalyst 3.1 (Fall 2017)1-15.
- “Infrastructures Built and Unbuilt” Film Forum for In the Shadow of Ebola, Somatosphere (Sept. 15, 2015)
- with Catalyst Editorial Board “Introduction to the Inaugural Issue” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory Technoscience 1.1 (2015)
- “Towards Non-Innocent Reassemblies: Commentary on Dana Simmon’s Imposter Syndrome” Engaging Science and Technology Studies, 2 (2016), 128-131.
- “How does Technoscience Dream? Speculating on the Future in Postcolonial Social Sciences,” four essay series: “How does Technoscience Dream,” “Sultana’s Dream,” “Phantasmagrams of Population,” and “The Clock is Ticking” in Histories of the Future, Princeton University. Online Publication. (Spring 2016) <>
- “Knowing and Not Knowing about Chemicals in Our Bodies,” Canada Watch (Fall 2015): 23-25.
- “Reproduction” in Marxism and Feminism, edited by Shahrzad Mojab (New York: Zed Books, 2015): 287-304.
- “Unsettling Care: Troubling Transnational Itineraries of Affect in Feminist Health Practices” for special issue “The Politics of Care in Technoscience” of Social Studies of Science 45.5 (2015)
- “Distributed Reproduction, Chemical Violence, and Latency” The Scholar and Feminist Online 11.3 (2013)
- “The Girl: Mergers of Feminism and Finance in Neoliberal Times” The Scholar and Feminist Online 11.2 (2013).
- “Deviation: Studying Unformed Objects,” Field Notes, Cultural Anthropology (June 2013)
- “Economization of Life: Calculative Infrastructures of Population and Economy” in Peg Rawes, ed.Relational Ecologies: Subjectivity, Sex, Nature and Architecture (London: Routledge, 2013) Economizaiton of Life in Relational Ecologies
- “Chemical Infrastructures of Reproduction” in Nathalie Jas and Soraya Boudia, ed. Toxic World (London, Pickering and Chato, 2013). Chemical Infrastructures MURPHY
- “Distributed Reproduction” in Paisley Currah and Monica Casper, eds. Corpus:: Bodies of Knowledge (New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011): 21-38.distrubted reproduction in Corpus
- “Anticipation: Technoscience, Life, Affect, Temporality” Subjectivities 28.1 (2009): 246–265, with Adele Clarke and Vincanne Adams .anticipation
- “Chemical Regimes of Life,” Journal of Environmental History 13.4 (2008): 695-703.chemical regimes of living “Exposed on the Inside” Log: Journal for Architecture (New York) v. 10 (2007)
- “Uncertain Exposures and the Privilege of Imperception: Activist Scientists and Race at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ” in Gregg Mitman, Michelle Murphy and Christopher Sellers, eds., Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Illness in Modern Environments, Osiris Vol. 19 (University of Chicago Press, 2004) 266-82. uncertain exposures and the privilege of imperception
- “Technology, Governmentality, Population Control” History and Technology 26.1 (2010): 69-76. technology, governmentality, and population controlA Cloud over History Murphy Mitman Sellers
- “Abduction, Reproduction, and Postcolonial Infrastructures of Data” Video and transcript in TRAVERSING TECHNOLOGIES, Scholar &Feminist Online 13.3 – 14.1 (2016)
Pollution Reporter App: The Pollution Reporter Mobile App is focused on Ontario’s Chemical valley, where some 40% of Canada’s petrochemicals are processed. Download the latest version in the Apple Store or Google Play. The App focuses on the Imperial Oil Refinery of Sarnia, one of the oldest operating refineries in the world, which is on the traditional Anishinaabek territory, and particularly the land of Aamjiwnaang First Nation. This App is created by the Environmental Data Justice Lab.
The Land and the Refinery Website: This collaborate project is done with Vanessa Gray, Kristen Bos, and Reena Shaadan and the TRU’s Environmental Data Justice Lab. It is an Indigenous-led study of one of the world’s oldest refineries. This project is done in service to the Aamjiwnaang community, on whose land this refinery is located. It may also be of interest to educators, the general public and other land protectors.
- On The Economization of Life, Istanbul Science and Technology Studies, Istanbul Feminist Technoscience Interview Series, Interview by Duygu Kasdogan (April 2018)
- On The Economization of Life, New Book Network, Interview by Laura Stark (November 2017)
- On The Economization of Life, Down to a Science, CASTAC Network (August 2017)
- Environmental History Conversation, Integrating Environmental History and Visual Studies: A student-produced podcast aired on WESU 88.1 FM (May 2017)
- February 2017, Michelle Murphy and Nick Shapiro talk about their work in EDGI with Dominic Boyer and Cymene How in the Cultures of Energy Podcast from Rice University.
- June 2014 Conversation with Léopold Lambert on the Economization of Life and feminist biopolitics as part of his excellent Archipelago podcast series.
- Murphy, Michelle with Max Liboiron, Natasha Myers, Dayna Scott, Reena Shaadan, Pollution is Colonialism (Endocrine Disruptors Action Group and CLEAR, September 2017)
- Paris B. S., Dillon L., Pierre, J., Pasquetto I.R, Marquez, E., Wylie S., Murphy M., Brown P., Lave R., Chris Sellers, Mansfield, B., Fredrickson, L., Shapiro, N., EDGI. (2017, September 19). Pursuing A Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the Early Trump Administration.
- Sellers, C., Dillon, L., Ohayon, J. L., Shapiro, N., Sullivan, M., Amoss, C., Bocking, S., Brown, P., De la Rosa, V., Harrison, J., Johns, S., Kulik, K., Lave, R., Murphy, M., Piper, L., Richter, L., Wylie, S., EDGI. (2017, June 19). The EPA Under Siege.
- Murphy, Michelle with Max Liboiron, Natasha Myers, Dayna Scott, Reena Shadaan, and Jessica Caprusso, Toxic by Design: Eliminating harmful flame retardant chemicals from our bodies, homes, & communities (Endocrine Disruptors Action Group, September 2016)
Collective Writing with EDGI
- Dillon, L., Lave, R., Mansfied, B., Wylie, S., Shapiro, N., Chan, A., and Murphy, M. in press. “Situating Data in a Trumpian Era: The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers
- Lindsey Dillon, Vivian Underhill, Nicholas Shapiro, Christopher Sellers, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Marianne Sullivan, Chris Amoss, Stephen Bocking, Phil Brown, Vanessa De La Rosa, Jill Harrison, Sara Johns, Katherine Kulik, Rebecca Lave, Michelle Murphy, Liza Piper, Lauren Richter, Sara Wylie, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative “The Environmental Protection Agency in the Early Trump Administration: Prelude to Regulatory Capture” American Journal of Public Health (April, 2018).
- Leif Fredrickson, Christopher Sellers, Lindsey Dillon, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Nicholas Shapiro, Marianne Sullivan, Chris Amoss, Stephen Bocking, Phil Brown, Vanessa De La Rosa, Jill Harrison, Sara Johns, Katherine Kulik, Rebecca Lave, Michelle Murphy, Liza Piper, Lauren Richter, Sara Wylie, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative “History of US Presidential Assaults on Modern Environmental Health Protection.” American Journal of Public Health (April, 2018)
- Dillon, Lindsey, Dawn Walker, Nicholas Shapiro, Vivian Underhill, Megan Martenyi, Sara Wylie, Rebecca Lave, Michelle Murphy, and Phil Brown. “Environmental Data Justice and the Trump Administration: Reflections from the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative” Environmental Justice 10, no. 6 (October 5, 2017): 186–92.