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Cody Keenan

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Visiting Professor


Areas of Focus

  • Presidential speeches
  • Presidential rhetoric
  • Political campaigns
  • Speechwriting


Keenan was a speechwriter for President Obama for 14 years, most recently as White House Chief Speechwriter and as Obama's post-presidential collaborator. He is a partner at leading speechwriting firm Fenway Strategies and visiting professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches speechwriting. His first book, "Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America," became an instant New York Times Bestseller.