Research Interests: International relations of Southeast Asia; Political development in Southeast Asia; U.S. foreign policy toward Southeast Asia

Dr. Murphy’s research interests include international relations in Asia, Southeast Asian politics and transnational security issues.   She is coauthor (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 was a 2019-2020 ASEAN Research Program Fulbright Scholar.  Dr. Murphy serves on the editorial board of Asia Policy and is a co-founder of the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN), a nonprofit initiative based at WEAI and funded by the Luce Foundation; for more details, see

Ann Marie Murphy and Bridget Welsh, editors, Legacy of Engagement in Southeast Asia (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008).