Kevin Pickard

Graduation Year: 2020




B.A., University of Oklahoma

I study 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. I received the 2018 Michael Pueppke Writing Prize for outstanding graduate student essay from SMU.

My interests include:

  • 20th- and 21st-century American literature
  • Drug novels
  • Politics
  • History
  • Neoliberalism
  • The war on drugs