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Kyle Harper is director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, senior vice provost, and an associate professor in Classics and Letters at the University of Oklahoma. Harper is an accomplished scholar of religion and society in the late Roman world. He is the author of a groundbreaking work on ancient slavery, Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275-425 (2011), which was awarded the James Henry Breasted Prize by the American Historical Association. His latest book, From Shame to Sin: Christianity and the Making of Western Sexuality (2013), highlights changes to sexual morality brought by the development of Christianity. Harper was also a part of the Christianity and Freedom Project headed by the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University.