Carlos Galvao-SobrinhoCarlos R. Galvao-Sobrinho

Associate Professor

Office: Holton Hall, Room 349
Phone: (414) 229-3819


Ph.D., Yale University, 1999
M.D., Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, 1983

Research Interests:

History of medicine, ancient medicine, ancient religion, and non-elites in the Roman world

Teaching Areas:

Ancient history, history of medicine

Courses Offered:

Hist 202: History of Rome: Republic and Empire
Hist 307: History of Rome: The Republic
Hist 308: History of Rome: The Empire
Hist 371: Topics in European History: Rome in the Age of Constantine
Hist 398: Hist 398: Medicine and Healing in Ancient Greece and Rome (Honors seminar)

Other Activities:

Faculty in the Certificate Program in Ancient Mediterranean Studies, UWM
Fellow, American Academy in Rome, 2006


Doctrine and Power. Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire, A. D. 318-364. University of California Press, 2013. Publishers Information

“Feasting the Dead Together: Household Burials and the Social Strategies of Slaves and Freed Persons in the Early Principate,” in Free at Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire, eds. S. Bell and T. Ramsby, London, Bristol Classical Press, 2012, pp. 131-176.

"Claiming Places: Sacred Dedications and Public Space in Rome in the Principate," in Sacred Dedications in the Greco-Roman World: Diffusion, Function, Typology - Dediche Sacre nel Mondo Greco-Romano: Diffusione, funzioni, tipologie, eds. J. Bodel and M. Kajava, Rome, 2009, pp. 127-159.

"Embodied Theologies: Christian Identity and Violence in Alexandria in the Early Arian Controversy," in Violence in Late Antiquity. Perceptions and Practices, ed. H. D. Drake, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006, 321-31.

"Autocratie, ressentiment et engagement politique dans le haut empire romain" ["Autocracy, Resentment, and the Ruling Classes in the Early Roman Empire"], in Le Ressentiment, ed. P. Ansart et al., (Collection Droits, Territoires, Cultures), Brussels: Bruylant, 2002, 277-292.

"Hippocratic Ideals, Medical Ethics, and the Practice of Medicine in the Early Middle Ages: The Legacy of the Hippocratic Oath," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 51.4 (1996), 438-455.

"Funerary Epigraphy and the Spread of Christianity in the West," Athenaeum, n. s., 83 (1995), 431-462.