Kenneth Bartelt

  • Teaching Assistant - Dissertator, History


  • PhD, History
  • MA, Public History Track, Museum Studies certificate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2020
  • BA, History, Knox College, Summa Cum Laude, 2017

Teaching Interests

  • History 151: American History 1607-1877
  • History152: American History 1877-Present
  • History 229: History of Race, Science, & Medicine in the United States

Research Interests

  • Race in American Society
  • Whiteness Studies
  • The Black Freedom Struggle in America
  • Sports History with Emphasis on Baseball

Related Activities

Digital Scholarship Producer.

  • Episodes 4 and 6. The Healthiest City podcast. (Milwaukee County Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2021).
  • “Our Lady of Pompeii Roman Catholic Church,” Gathering Places: Religion and Community in Milwaukee (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of History and Digital Humanities Lab). With Cody Schreck.


  • “Un-Bear-able: The Untold Story of the 1923 Milwaukee Bears.” North American Society for Sport History Annual Conference (2021), Virtual.

Meda Mentions/Appearences

  • “Negro League Baseball and the Milwaukee Bears.” Radio interview. Curious Campus 89.7 WUWM Milwaukee’s NPR, February 10, 2022. Negro League baseball and the Milwaukee Bears | WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR.
  • “Grad Student Studies History and Racism Through the Lens of Baseball.” UWM Report, November 29, 2021. Story by Kathy Quirk. Grad student studies history and racism through the lens of baseball (
  • “A Wisconsin Tribute to Negro Leagues Baseball.” PBS Wisconsin, August 6, 2021. Story by Murv Seymour. A Wisconsin Tribute to Negro Leagues Baseball (
  • “Brew City Black Ball: The Untold Story of Black Baseball in Milwaukee.” Virtual presentation. Milwaukee County Historical Society on YouTube, July 13, 2021. Brew City Black Ball: The Untold Story of Black Baseball in Milwaukee - YouTube.