Bren Ortega Murphy

Bren Ortega Murphy is a Professor at Loyola University Chicago where she holds a joint appointment in the School of Communication and the College of Arts & Sciences [Women’s Studies/Gender Studies]. Her areas of teaching and research include gender representation in popular culture, communication ethics, communication and service learning, and feminist theory. Her latest work is a feature length documentary, A Question of Habit. She has served in numerous leadership roles at Loyola, including Chair of Faculty Council, Chair of Communication Studies and Director of Women’s Studies. She was one of the first recipients of Loyola’s highest teaching award, the Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Murphy has also worked in the corporate sector, consulting and training throughout North America and Western Europe on matters of effective communication, strategic planning, and gender interaction.