Felice Belle & Jennifer Murphy perform an excerpt of Other Women at TEDWomen 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED

Felice Belle & Jennifer Murphy perform an excerpt of Other Women at TEDWomen 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED

Jennifer Murphy is an award-winning writer and performer whose work has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. A recipient of the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award honoring excellence in multicultural literature, she has performed at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, TED, and The Nuyorican Poets Café, among other venues. Jennifer also maintains a parallel career as a private investigator, specializing in online investigations, crisis communications, and threat monitoring for high-consequence events. 

Jennifer holds a B.A. from Syracuse University, where she was a Remembrance Scholar and Full-Scholarship Division I Women's Volleyball player: three-time All-BIG EAST selection and three-season MVP, inducted into the Syracuse Athletics Orange Plus Hall of Fame in 2003. She received an M.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from NYU, where she taught as an adjunct professor and volunteered with the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop. John Cheever's Gertrude Flannery is her literary spirit animal. 

Hard-edged and bare, Jennifer Murphy knows that what doesn’t break you will make you once fierce warrior.”
— Edward Torres, author of Fractured Humorous