The Department of History
RECENT EVENTS, NEWS, AND PUBLICATIONS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR BRIAN MURPHY SHARES REPORTING, POLITICAL INSIGHT WITH MSNBC
Assistant Professor of History Brian Murphy has been contributing original reporting and analysis to recent events in New Jersey, including the September 2013 "Bridgegate" lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, and controversy over the linkage of Hurricane Sandy relief funds to a redevelopment project in Hoboken.
Professor Murphy has been regularly appearing on MSNBC's "Up with Steve Kornacki" and writing for TalkingPointsMemo.com, combining his expertise in the history of American political economy and infrastructure development with his past experience in New Jersey politics. Professor Murphy is presently finishing a book on early American political economy, titled "Building the Empire State," to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
You can find Professor Murphy's reporting and analysis on MSNBC and TalkingPointsMemo.com at the following links.
1/26/14 Port Authority segment