American Studies

Greil Marcus Visiting Professor - American Studies

photo credit: Ida Ldemel Tvedt
Greil Marcus was born in San Francisco and earned an undergraduate degree in American Studies from UC Berkeley where he also did graduate work in political science. He has been a rock critic and columnist for Rolling Stone (where he was the first reviews editor, at $30 a week) and other publications, including Creem, the Village Voice, and Art Forum.