John Murphy teaches and researches Australian politics and history, and comparative social policy history, with a developing focus on Indonesian social protection.
He has expertise in social policy, examined historically and comparatively.
He has published research on Australian social, political and policy history, public narratives about welfare, masculinity and nation, and memory, historiography and biography.
He previously taught at RMIT University where he was Director of the Centre for Applied Social Research. In the Faculty of Arts at Melbourne, he was previously the Associate Dean (Research and Research Training), Assistant Dean for the PhD Program, Deputy Dean and Acting Dean.
Note that the keywords and "primary interest" on this page are generated by an automatic university system and do not represent what I think.Recent publications:
(2019) "The historical development of Indonesian social security”, Asian Journal of Social Science, vol. 47, no. 2, May/June, pp. 255-279br />br />2016) Evatt: A life, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney
• Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Australian History prize (2017)
• National Biography Award (2017)
• CHASS (Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences), Australia Prize (2017)
• Queensland Literary Awards, History Book Award (2017)
(2013) "Conditional Inclusion: Aborigines and welfare rights in Australia, 1900-1947”, Australian Historical Studies, vol. 44, no. 2, June, pp. 206-226,
(2011) A Decent Provision: Australian welfare policy, 1870 to 1949, (Ashgate, UK)
(2011) Half a Citizen: Life on welfare in Australia, with Suellen Murray, Jenny Chalmers, Sonia Martin & Greg Marston, (Allen & Unwin),
• awarded the Australian Human Rights Commission 2011 Award
(2000) Imagining the Fifties: Private Sentiment and Political Culture in Menzies' Australia (UNSW Press),
(1993) Harvest of Fear: a History of Australia's Vietnam War (Allen and Unwin, Sydney and Westview Press, USA),
(2009) with Suellen Murray, Elizabeth Branigan and Jenny Malone, After the Orphanage: Life beyond the children's home; (UNSW Press) www.newsouthbooks.com.au/isbn/9781921410901.htm
• POLS10001: Australiian Politics (1st yr)
• POLS30007: Australian Politics in the long run (3rd yr)
• SOCI90001: A Century of Australian Social Policy (Masters)
• POLS40017: Social Policy and Development (Masters) - intensive subject taught in Jogjakarta in November.
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Awarded for Half a Citizen: Life on Welfare in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2011); joint author
The Centre for Applied Social Research, of which I was Director, won the RMIT Research Team Award in 2003