Ohio University

Kevin Uhalde

Associate Professor & History Pre-Law Advisor
Center for Law, Justice & Culture
Bentley Annex 423

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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 & Society; Christianity

Kevin Uhalde is Associate Professor and Pre-Law Advisor in the History Department. Formerly Director of Undergraduate studies, he is also a faculty member of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and has served two terms on Faculty Senate 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. 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, he has received the Rome Prize; and two fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. His most recent publications include "Tertullian, the First Penitents, and the Process of Repentance in Late Antiquity," in La Vie d’Adam et Éve et les traditions adamiques (Lausanne, 2017) and "Repent and Pardon: Justice and the Role of Penance in a Decree of Theodosius I (CTh 16.7.4)," in L’amour de la justice, de la Septante à Thomas d’Aquin (Bordeaux, 2017). 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 courses include:

  • HIST 1210: Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1500
  • HIST 1222: Medieval History in Film & Literature
  • HIST 3520: Roman Law & Society
  • HIST 3531: Vikings – Saxons – Franks
  • HIST 3540: History of Early Christianity
  • HIST 3293: World of Late Antiquity
  • 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 & Culture, and the Curricular Themes Making and Breaking the Law and Knowing the Future.