Travis Linnemann is Asssistant Professor of Sociology at Kansas State University. He comes to K-State from Eastern Kentucky University, where he was an Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies. Working in the areas of critical/cultural criminology, his research concerns the wars on drugs and terror, contemporary US police violence and the ways crime is imagined and represented in popular culture. His work appears in Theoretical Criminology, British Journal of Criminology, Crime Media Culture, Deviant Behavior, International Journal of Drug Policy and others. His first book Meth Wars: police, media, power was published by New York University Press in 2016. With Yvonne Jewkes (University Bath, UK) he is author of Media and Crime in the US. University of Minnesota Press is set to publish his second monograph, The Horror of Police sometime next year. Travis serves on the editorial boards of Theoretical Criminology, Critical Sociology,Current Issues in Criminal Justice and is the incoming editor of Crime, Media, Culture(SAGE). In 2017, he was named Critical Criminologist of the Year, by the American Society of Criminology, Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice.