Brandon M. Terry is a PhD student in Political Science and African American Studies at Yale University with fellowship support from the Ford Foundation.
He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in Government and African and African American Studies in 2005 receiving the Andrew Ramroop, Alain Locke, and Judge Charles Wyzanski prizes. Terry received an MSc in Political Theory Research as the 2005-2006 Michael von Clemm Fellow at Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford. His academic interests include philosophy of race and racism, Black intellectual and political thought, American history, political philosophy, poverty, crime, and hip-hop culture.
A native of the Baltimore area, Terry has written for The Baltimore Sun, The Harvard Crimson, The Oxford Isis, REMIX Magazine, and provided commentary for Time, The Boston Globe, MTV News, The Nation, and other publications. He has lectured at Oxford, Harvard, the University of California—Irvine, and various high schools and youth programs. In college and since, he has been an activist around a host of issues, including HIV/AIDS, the Darfur genocide, and youth violence prevention. Terry also currently on the executive board for GetConnects.com, a career management and jobseeking website for minorities.