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.