Kerry David Soper
Office: 3032 JFSB
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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 (http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1090); and We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics and American Satire (http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1460).
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 publishing cartoons and short satiric pieces in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Here is a sampling of that work:
Kerry's landscape paintings are featured on this site: http://www.facebook.com/paintingsbykerrysoper
Degrees: PhD, Emory University,1998
MA, Emory University,1998
BFA, Utah State University,1992