Kerry David Soper

Biography

Kerry Soper studied art as an undergraduate at Utah State University. He then attended Emory University where he pursued an MA and PhD in American Studies. His primary research interests include comic strips, comedy, satire, American art history, and popular film.  He has published two books with The University Press of Mississippi: Garry Trudeau: The Aesthetics of Satire; and We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics and American Satire, and is working on a third about Gary Larson and The Far Side.  In addition to teaching in the Interdisciplinary Humanities and American Studies programs at BYU, he paints landscapes and attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice by occasionally publishing cartoons and short satiric pieces in The Chronicle of Higher Education:

http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2013/01/29/top-10-least-read-technology-in-education-articles-of-2012/

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Academic-Abroad-A-Cautionary/130614

 http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-St-Valentines-Day/34992 

http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Antiprofessor-Speaks-Out/35866 

http://www.chronicle.com/article/May-I-Have-Ketchup-With-My/8970 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Mutiny-of-the-Adjunct-Bots/21769 

http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Lipizzaner-Approach-to/29197 

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Recent-Post-Tenure-Review/35599 

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Things-You-Shouldnt-Say-in-a/20203.  

Kerry’s landscape paintings are featured on this site: www.kerrysoper.squarespace.com

Degrees

PhD, Emory University,1998 MA, Emory University,1998 BFA, Utah State University,1992

Interests

Fly-fishing, soccer