Jonathan J. Arnold, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Jonathan J. Arnold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Ancient and Medieval History

Director of Classical Studies


Jonathan Arnold is trained as an ancient and medieval historian and is also a Latinist. His professional research focuses on the late antique and early medieval west, with an emphasis on Gaul and Italy. He is especially interested in the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire and questions of identity at this time (5th and 6th centuries). He is the author of “Theoderic and the Roman Imperial Restoration,” coeditor of “A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy” (Brill 2016) and is currently preparing a select translation of “Magnus Felix Ennodius” for Liverpool University Press’ Translated Texts for Historians Series.

Awards and Honors

Faculty Fellow, Honors College, 2023/4
Thomas H. Buckley Award for Teaching Excellence, 2019; 2013. Outstanding Teacher Award, 2015.


  • Ph.D., History, University of Michigan
  • Graduate Certificate, University of Michigan
  • B.A., History & Latin, University of Maine

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Late roman and early medieval mediterranean
  • Late antiquity; the fall of Rome
  • Barbarians and barbarian kingdoms
  • Gender and identity.