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Kevin Uhalde

Dr. Kevin Uhalde

Associate Professor

423 Bentley Annex

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  • Ph.D. in History and the Program in the Ancient World from Princeton University
  • B.A. in History and Classical Civilization from Mary Washington College


  • Late Antiquity
  • Early Medieval
  • Law and Society
  • Christianity

Kevin Uhalde is Associate Professor in the Department of History. He is also a faculty member of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture. He has served on Faculty Senate, as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Advising Coordinator in the History Department, and as president of Ohio University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).


Kevin Uhalde has published or delivered scholarly papers on topics in the history of early Christianity, the later Roman Empire, and early medieval Europe.

Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine

His first book, Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine  (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007) represents his ongoing interest in how intellectuals, including religious professionals and secular officials, handled the ordinary failures of society. Among other awards, his work has received a Rome Prize and two fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. His current work is on the cultural and intellectual history of penance in Late Antiquity.


Kevin Uhalde regularly teaches courses on Europe and the Mediterranean region during Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. His early medieval survey course focuses on Franks, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings. He often offers an introduction to Roman law in a social context. His courses include:

  • HIST 1210: Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1500
  • HIST 1222: Medieval History in Film & Literature
  • HIST 3520: Roman Law & Society
  • HIST 3531: The Barbarian West
  • HIST 3540: History of Early Christianity
  • HIST 3293: World of Late Antiquity
  • HIST 4536: Eternal Rome: Power and Piety
  • T3 4130: Philosophy of History

In addition, he has helped develop and teach in Ohio University's study abroad program in Rome, the Center for Law, Justice, and Culture, and the Curricular Themes Making and Breaking the Law and Knowing the Future.

For more on Kevin Uhalde, read his curriculum vitae, course schedules, and other information via his personal page.

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