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 Wednesday, 1:00-2:00


Fall 2020
HIST 171 - 01
Social Movements

HIST 248 - 01
Beyond the Vote

HIST 379 - 01
The Fire Next Time

Spring 2021
HIST 233 - 01
LGBT History

HIST 306 - 01
Eight Years in Power