Jean-Pierre Murray

Jean-Pierre Murray
Curriculum Vitae

jm113@wellesley.edu
Political Science
Ph.D. in Global Governance and Human Security, M.Sc., University of the West Indies, Mona; M.Sc., Sciences Po Bordeaux; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston (Global Governance and Human Security).
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Jean-Pierre D. Murray
Visiting Lecturer in Political Science

Global and regional governance, international organizations, international law, critical security studies, migration, human trafficking, Latin America and the Caribbean.


I am a Visiting Lecturer of International Relations in the Political Science Department at Wellesley College. My research and teaching interests include global and regional governanceinternational organizations, international law, critical security studies, migration, human trafficking, Latin America and the Caribbean. I received my Ph.D. in Global Governance and Human Security from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2022. My dissertation focuses on the securitization of South-South migration with a case study of Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic. It explores the roles of elite political actors, civil society organizations, and intergovernmental organizations in constructing or contesting narratives and frames about migration and migrants as national security threats. I study how these actors attempt to link (or delink) security with (or from) citizenship, statelessness, and other forms of inclusion and exclusion along ethnocultural lines.

I previously taught in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona where I served as co-coordinator of the Filière intégrée - Caraïbes (Franco-Caribbean Program), a BSc./MSc. in Politics and International Cooperation offered jointly with Sciences Po Bordeaux and the Université des Antilles. I was also a Teaching Fellow in the Honors College at UMass Boston. I am affiliated with the Caribbean Migrants Observatory (OBMICA) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as a Research Associate.