Wesleyan portrait of Kevin  Vrevich

Kevin Vrevich

Visiting Assistant Professor of History


BA University of Wisconsin at Madison
MA SUNY at Binghamton University
PHD Ohio State University

Kevin Vrevich

Kevin Vrevich’s research and teaching focuses on the intertwined histories of abolition, slavery, and social movements in the nineteenth century United States. He is currently working on his first book project, tentatively entitled The Inner Light of Radical Abolitionism: Greater Rhode Island and the Emergence of American Civil Rights. The manuscript demonstrates that a network of Quaker, black, and women activists located in towns connected to Providence, Rhode Island fostered some of the first movements for suppression of the Atlantic slave trade, African American identity, immediate abolition, and women’s rights.

Before coming to Wesleyan, Vrevich completed undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduate work at Binghamton University, SUNY (MA) and Ohio State University (PhD). He offers courses and advising in early American history, the long nineteenth century, slavery and abolition, U.S. social movements, the history of New England, African American history, the Civil War, the American Revolution, LGBT history, and American political history.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:00. For appointments outside of office hours, please see calendly.com/kvrevich


Fall 2023
HIST 165 - 01
IH: Slavery

HIST 241 - 01
We Were Eight Years in Power

Spring 2024
HIST 211 - 01
U.S. Labor History