A.J. Murphy

2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellow

A.J. Murphy is a scholar of American military history, the history of capitalism, and the history of gender and sexuality. Murphy is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. Their current book project, Pentagon Capitalism: Management Expertise in the Cold War U.S. Military, recounts how defense leaders reorganized the U.S. military on the model of the private, for-profit firm. Murphy's research has been supported by the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the Hagley Museum and Library, the Huntington Library, and the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.


  • B.A. Harvard University
  • M.A. Columbia University
  • M.Phil. Columbia University
  • Ph.D. Columbia University