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Michelle Murphy

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Michelle Murphy is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Science & Technology Studies and Environmental Data Justice at the University of Toronto. Their research concerns the relationships between pollution, colonialism, and data with a focus on the lower Great Lakes region. Their work seeks to rethinking how chemicals and chemical exposures are understood in relation to Indigenous knowledges, as well as undertake community-based research on Indigenous feminist approaches to environmental data and chemical informatics. They are Co-Director of the Technoscience Research Unit, which hosts an Indigenous Environmental Data Justice Lab and is home for social justice approaches to STS. They are also the author of The Economization of Life(2017), Seizing the Means of Reproduction (2012), and Sick Building Syndrome and the Politics of Uncertainty (2006), all with Duke University Press. They have twice been awarded the Ludwig Fleck Prize from the Society for the Social Studies of Science and are a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Over their career, their research has broadly concerned environmental justice, reproductive justice, Indigenous science and technology studies, data studies; as well as finance and economic practices. They are Métis from Winnipeg, from a French Canadian and Métis family background.

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