|Education||Ph.D. in the History of Culture|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
|Employer||University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh|
|Known for||Specializes in the study of racism, religious violence, terrorism, and the far right.|
Jeffrey Kaplan (born 1954) is an American academic who has written and edited a number of books on racism, religious violence, terrorism and the far right. He is an Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and a member of the Board of Academic Advisors of the university's Institute for the Study of Religion, Violence and Memory.
Kaplan was born to middle-class Jewish parents and earned a M.A. in Linguistics from Colorado State University in 1981; a M.A. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1989; and earned a Ph.D. in the History of Culture from the University of Chicago in 1993 with a thesis titled Revolutionary Millenarianism in the Modern World: From Christian Identity to Gush Emunim.
Kaplan was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant for a project on "The Emergence of a Violent Euro-American Radical Right" with Leonard Weinberg. Kaplan occupied the Bicentennial Fulbright Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland from 1998–1999.
- Radical Religion in America: Millenarian Movements From the Far Right to the Children of Noah (1997). Published by Syracuse University Press as a 245-page hardcover (ISBN 0815626878) and paperback (ISBN 0815603967).
- Nation and Race: The Developing Euro-American Racist Subculture (1998; co-edited with Tore Bjørgo). Published in Boston by Northeastern University Press as a 273-page hardcover (ISBN 1555533329) and paperback (ISBN 1555533310).
- The Emergence of a Euro-American Radical Right (1998; co-authored with Leonard Weinberg). Published in New Brunswick, NJ by Rutgers University Press as a 238-page hardcover (ISBN 0813525632) and paperback (ISBN 0813525640).
- Beyond the Mainstream: The Emergence of Religious Pluralism in Finland, Estonia and Russia (2000). Published in Helsinki by SKS as a 386-page hardcover? (ISBN 9517461801).
- Encyclopedia of White Power: A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right (2000). Published in Walnut Creek, CA by Altamira Press as a 585-page hardcover in 2000 (ISBN 0742503402).
- The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization (2002; co-edited with Heléne Lööw). Published in Walnut Creek, CA by AltaMira Press as a 353-page hardcover (ISBN 0759102031) and paperback (ISBN 075910204X).
- Millennial Violence: Past, Present and Future (2002; as editor). Originally appearing as a special issue of Terrorism and Political Violence (Vol. 14, No. 1; Spring 2002), it was published in London and Portland, OR by F. Cass as a 318-page hardcover (ISBN 0714652946) and paperback (ISBN 0714682594).
- The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (2005; consulting editor, with Editor-in-Chief Bron Taylor). Published in London and New York by Thoemmes Continuum in 2 volumes, totaling 1877 pages, in hardcover (ISBN 1843711389). It was published in paperback in 2008 (ISBN 1847062733)
- Terrorist Groups and the New Tribalism: Terrorism's Fifth Wave (2010). Published in Abingdon, Oxon and New York by Routledge as a 235-page hardcover (ISBN 0415453380) and e-book (ISBN 0203857526).
- Radical Religion and Violence: Theory and Case Studies (forthcoming on 30 November 2015). To be published in New York by Routledge as a 496-page hardcover (ISBN 0415814146)
- "Institute for the Study of Religion, Violence and Memory - Board of Academic Advisors".
- "Religious Studies Faculty". University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Revolutionary millenarianism in the modern world from Christian identity .." Online Catalog of the Library of Congress. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Kaplan, Jeffrey; Bjørgo, Tore. Nation and Race. p. 260. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "The Emergence of a Violent Euro-American Radical Right". Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
- "North American Studies - Bicentennial Fulbright Chair in American Studies". University of Helsinki. Archived from the original on 15 January 2006. Retrieved 12 June 2015.