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Curtis Murphy

Department of History

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Curtis Murphy is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University. He previously taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. His research and teaching interests are in East European and Russian history, specializing in the Imperial Russian borderlands, interfaith and multinational cohabitation, local self-government in theory and practice, and the evolution of center-periphery relations after the Enlightenment. He has taught courses for the University of Alaska Anchorage and Colby College. His forthcoming book From Citizens to Subjects: Enlightened Centralism and the Cities in East Central Europe (under contract at University of Pittsburgh Press) discusses the implications for urban citizens of the transition from estate-based self-government to bureaucratic centralism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Murphy has also published in Slavic Review and Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry. Murphy received his B.A. from the University of Tennessee Knoxville summa cum laude and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University.