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Jonathan J. Kasparek

Professor of history, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jonathan Kasparek is professor of history at the Waukesha campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he has taught since 2004. He earned a Ph.D. in U. S. History with a minor in Folklore from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and specializes in Wisconsin and Midwestern history and public history. Prior to joining the faculty, he worked in the public history division of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and was part of the interdisciplinary team working on the restoration of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Dr. Kasparek is the author of Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. La Follette (2006) and Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate (2019) both published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Since 2021 he has been the book review editor for Middle West Review.


  • –present
    Professor of history, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee