Professor David Murphy

Head Of School Of Humanities

School of Humanities

Personal statement

I took up my post at Strathclyde in January 2019 after 18 years at the University of Stirling. I have published widely on various aspects of modern and contemporary Francophone West African culture, including the monographs, Sembene: Imagining Alternatives in Film and Fiction (2000) and (with Patrick Williams), Postcolonial African Cinema (2007). I have also published numerous edited volumes, including (with Charles Forsdick), Postcolonial Thought in the French-Speaking World (2009) and The First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar 1966 (2016). I am currently writing a biography of the interwar Senegalese anti-colonial militant, Lamine Senghor.


No more slaves! : Lamine Senghor, black internationalism and the league against imperialism
Murphy David
The League Against Imperialism (2020) (2020)
Les tirailleurs sénégalais
Murphy David
Postcolonial Realms of Memory (2020) (2020)
Murphy David
Postcolonial Realms of Memory (2020) (2020)
Communisme et anticolonialisme: sur Lamine Senghor : entretien avec David Murphy
Murphy David
ContreTemps: Revue de Critique Communiste (2019)
Introduction : carnivals, festivals, and pan-Africanism
Jaji Tsitsi, Munro Martin, Murphy David
World Art Vol 9, pp. 1-3 (2019)
Inside Dakar's Musée Dynamique : reflections on culture and the state in postcolonial Senegal
Murphy David, Vincent Cédric
World Art Vol 9, pp. 81-97 (2019)

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