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Jonathan Sperber, American historian, educator. Fellow, German Academic Exchange Service, 1976-1978, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 1987-1988, National Endowment of the Humanities, 2001-2002. Member of German Studies Association, American History Association (member George Louis Beer prize committee 1999—2002).

Background

Sperber, Jonathan was born on December 26, 1952 in New York City. Son of Louis and Ruth Sperber.

Education

While there he studied with historian Leonard Krieger. He received his Ph.D. from Chicago in 1980, and went to work at the University of Missouri in 1984, where he still resides.

Career

Archivist Leo Baeck Institute, New York City, 1979—1982. Visiting assistant professor, history Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1982—1984. Assistant professor, history University Missouri, Columbia, 1984—1987, associate professor, history, 1987—1992, professor, history, 1992—2003, Curator's professor of history, since 2003.

History web site consultant German History Institute, Washington, since 2002. Associate editor Scribners Publishers, New York City, since 2003. President Conference Group for Central European History, 2003—2004.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: history monographs.

Politics

Sperber has written a number of books on the political, social and religious history of nineteenth-century Europe. His 2013 book Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life was critically well-reviewed, which the New York Times described as an "absorbing, meticulously researched biography".

Membership

Member of German Studies Association, American History Association (member George Louis Beer prize committee 1999—2002).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running, jazz, films.

Connections

Married Nancy Lynn Katzman. 1 child Adam Philip.

father:
Louis Sperber

mother:
Ruth Sperber

spouse:
Nancy Lynn Katzman

child:
Adam Philip Sperber