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Faculty Associate, Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, and B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Before coming to Rutgers in 2008, Andrew Murphy taught at the University of Chicago, Villanova, and Valparaiso. His research focuses on the history of political thought, and particularly on the interconnections between religious and political theory and practice in the Anglo-American tradition. He is the author of Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11 (Oxford, 2009) and Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Religious Dissent in Early Modern England and America (Penn State, 2001). He has edited several volumes, including The Political Writings of William Penn (Liberty Fund, 2002); Religion, Politics, and American Identity: New Directions, New Controversies, with David Gutterman (Lexington, 2006); and A Companion to Religion and Violence (Blackwell, 2011).

Murphy is currently completing a book on the political thought of William Penn, and is co-authoring a volume on religious and political identity in the contemporary United States with David Gutterman of Willamette University. Murphy is co-president of the Association for Political Theory; book review editor of Politics and Religion; and director of the Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy.