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Kevin Wiggins


Kevin Wiggins is a MLIS / History Graduate Student. Born and raised in Des Moines, IA he has been interested in history from a young age. He attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA where he majored in History and Philosophy.

Research Interests

Late Antiquity, Classics

Research Description

Kevin's first year research project focuses on the roles of animals in the Variae of Cassiodorus. The project argues that this particular aspect of the work carries economic, political, and social implications for the wider Ostrogothic Kingdom in which Cassiodorus lived. He has also conducted guided research on the Historia Francorum of Gregory of Tours, and illustrations of animals in the Vergilius Vaticanus.


University of Illinois Dual MA in History and Information Science - Current

University of Northern Iowa Bachelor's of Art in History and Philosophy - Graduated Fall 2019

Courses Taught

LAS 291 / 292