Eric T. Kasper

Eric T. Kasper is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science at UW-Eau Claire before earning his master’s, doctoral, and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kasper previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Colleges. He currently teaches courses on American politics, the judiciary, political theory, and U.S. constitutional law and politics. Dr. Kasper has authored or co-authored four books, including, with Benjamin Schoening, Don’t Stop Thinking About the Music: The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns (Lexington Books, 2012); he has written or co-written various book chapters and journal articles, including, with Benjamin Schoening, “‘I Won’t Back Down,’ or Will I?: The Law and Politics Surrounding Presidential Candidates’ Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Songs” (PS: Political Science & Politics, forthcoming 2016). Dr. Kasper’s research interests include politics and popular culture as well as the Bill of Rights. He lives with his wife and two children in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, where he also serves as a municipal judge. ‪kasperet@uwec.ed‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬