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Michael Murphy Senior Administrative Assistant CAS | Sociology

BS, Binghamton University (was known as State University of New York, Binghamton at the time);
MDiv (in progress), WTS, Washington, DC;
PhD (in contemplation), AU, Washington, DC.

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After more than thirty years spent in non-profit administration, I've returned to American where I first worked many, many years ago when I first moved to DC. When not working I'm writing, taking pictures, or working on my true passion of studying pre-Stonewall US queer life and culture. In my quest to discover the forgotten men and women who went before us, I have traveled to some amazing archives and interviewed countless people, working to learn their stories. My first two non-fiction books are in development. To support my research, I write fiction. I have published 34 novels with six additional manuscripts in various stages of the editorial process. My novels are gay romance as well as young adult coming of age, coming out, positive, affirming stories. My original publisher and I wanted to be sure that queer youth could learn that they are not alone, and that they are perfectly fine just as they are. Now more than ever books of that sort are important.


Spring 2024

  • SOCY-358 Topics in Sociology: Rd to Stonewall/Mod Queer Actv

Fall 2024

  • SOCY-358 Topics in Sociology