Graduate Student Profiles

Kevin Pickard

Entry Year: 2014

(BA) U. of Oklahoma

Interests and Publications

Kevin Pickard studies contemporary American culture with a focus on how the representation of drugs in fiction, memoir, and television allows writers to navigate the conflicting demands of a saturated cultural marketplace. He is the recipient of the 2018 Michael Pueppke Writing Prize for outstanding graduate student essay from SMU.

20th and 21st-century American literature; drug novels; politics; history; neoliberalism; the War on Drugs.