Marcus Granderson

Marcus Granderson


As a rhetoric major at Harvard, Marcus honed his skills in both the art and science of persuasion.

A 2018 cum laude graduate, Marcus created his own interdisciplinary degree curriculum, concentrating on the intersection of rhetoric and oratory. He examined the many ways that rhetoric sits at the crux of literature, history, religion, science, politics, and philosophy. In his honors thesis, Black Hope: The Rhetoric of Racial Progress in the Speeches of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama, he extensively explored the relationship between rhetoric, race, and American democracy.

When Marcus is not putting his college degree to use at West Wing Writers, he’s either cooking, working on personal writing projects, or hosting his weekly podcast series, Musings of an Introverted Black Boy. His debut literary collection, Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black Boy, will be released in September 2019.

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