Kevin Higgs. Research Associate and Instructor
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Heritage Hall 322
(205) 305-2424

Research and Teaching Interests: Peace Studies; Religious Studies; Theories of Nonviolence; History, Culture, & Religion of the Hellenistic Age; Human Rights; Civil Rights Movement; Medical Ethics

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • BA, Birmingham-Southern College, Religion & Social Science
  • Masters of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, Christian Ethics
  • Doctor of Ministry, School of Theology, University of the South, Christian Ethics

Kevin Higgs is from North Alabama and grew up in the Birmingham area. He experienced the dynamic changes that took place in this city during the Civil Rights Movement as a child, and has been greatly influenced by the city's history and politics. Because of this, Higgs has focused his study, activism, and academic interest on Alabama and its issues of human rights, civil rights, and the theology and political thought that has come out of the American South, with a global, multi-cultural perspective informed by philosophies of nonviolence and theologies of liberation. He has spent significant time as an activist for the homeless community of Birmingham, and has worked diligently in areas of peace-building within the still-segregated racial/cultural divide that continues this great city.


  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • Comparative Religion
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Thomas Kevin Higgs, Hospitality to Strangers: Theology and Homosexuality (Progressive Christian Press, 2011).
  • Peace and Justice Studies Association
  • NAACP, UAB Chapter
  • Progressive Christian Alliance, Birmingham Chapter