Kevin D. Revier

Assistant Professor

About Me

Kevin Revier is an assistant professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice in the department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice.  His primary research interests include drug policy, cultural criminology, critical race theory, media, and restorative/transformative justice.  His current research focuses on opioid crisis and drug war.  

Upcoming Courses (Fall 2021)
- CJ 160: Crime & Punishment
- CJ 205: Wrongful Convictions & Exonerations
- ID 330: Inside-Out: Crime & Justice

Current Courses (Summer 2021)
- CJ 160: Crime & Punishment
- CJ 230: Drugs & Society

Courses Taught
- CJ 230: Fear, Crime & Media 
- CJ 260: Prisons & Corrections
- CJ/SO 330: Research Methods

Areas Of Focus

Drugs & Society; Critical Race Theory; Social Justice; Prisons & Jails


Author 2020

“A Life Lived”: Collective Memory and White Racial Framing in Digital Opioid Overdose Obituaries

Article, Contemporary Drug Problems

Author 2018

"Now You’re Connected": Carceral Visuality and Police Power on MobilePatrol

Article, Theoretical Criminology

Author 2017

“Once Again, a Meth Lab Exploded and Somebody Died": Narratives of Volatility and Risk in the Rural Drug War

Article, Crime, Media, Culture

Co-Author 2016

Media and the New War on Drugs: Governing through Meth

Contribution to book, After Prisons? Freedom, Decarceration, and Justice Disinvestment

Co-Authored with Jung, Chungse, and Martin, William G