Congratulations to SIROW’s Stephanie Murphy!

Stephanie is now Dr. Stephanie Murphy. This August, she earned her PhD from the UA Gender and Women’s Studies program after completing her dissertation titled, "Strong in Body, Clean in Mind, Lofty in Ideals": Athletic Ability in Early Twentieth Century US Women's Basketball which explores the relationship between US women's athletics and racialized gender during the late Progressive Era and interwar years. For more information about this project, feel free to contact her by email at


Congratulations Stephanie! We look forward to your future contributions to social science and the study of issues related to gender and women.

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