Casper’s research focuses on armed conflict and dictatorships. He studies topics such as foreign policy making in autocracies, micro-foundations of political violence, and colonial legacies. The overall goal of Casper’s research is to contribute to a better understanding of the underlying causes of war and peace.
Casper has a background in political science from Aarhus University (PhD and BA) and University of Copenhagen (MA). Prior to joining AAU, Casper was a postdoctoral fellow at Aarhus University affiliated with the project CODE (Conflict and democratization). He has also worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Military Studies in Copenhagen, where he did research on Danish and Russian foreign and security policy. Since 2021, Casper has been employed at the Department of Politics and Society as a postdoc in the Regional and International Studies research group (REGIS). He teaches various courses related to International Relations, Political Institutions, and Comparative Politics.
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