History & Religious Studies Assistant Professor
kevin.osterloh@oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-1342

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 323C

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Courses Taught: 
  • HST 101 ANCIENT WESTERN CIVILIZATION (3000 BCE to 1000 CE)
  • REL 160 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS
  • HST 322 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
  • HST/REL 324 ANCIENT JEWISH HISTORY
  • HST 407 PLUTARCH AND THE ART OF ANCIENT BIOGRAPHY
  • HST 421 AFTER ALEXANDER: THE HELLENISTIC AGE
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Dr. Kevin Osterloh (PhD Princeton) specializes in ancient Judaica and the society and politics of the Greco-Roman world. His book project, Virtuous Sons of Abraham: Judean Identity in a Hellenistic World under Rome focuses on the reinvention of Jewish collective identity and ethnicity in the second-century BCE amidst a complex conversation between Jews, Greeks and Romans. He has authored articles on related topics, including: “Judea, Rome and the Hellenistic Oikoumenê; Emulation and the Reinvention of Communal Identity,” in the volume Heresy and Identity (2008); and “2 Maccabees,” in The Blackwell Companion to the Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, (forthcoming 2017), and is the co-editor of a published volume of articles, Antiquity in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World (2008).  He was a recipient of the 2009-10 Loeb Classical Library Foundation grant (at Harvard University Press) for work related to his field of research. Osterloh taught courses on ancient history at Miami University (Ohio) before joining the OSU faculty. At OSU, he teaches classes on the Greco-Roman Mediterranean, ancient Near East, ancient Judaism, and world religions.