Eric Waltenburg's teaching and research interests are judicial politics, constitutional law, state politics, and American constitutional and political history. Currently he is engaged in research programs focusing on why political actors choose to use litigation as a means to achieve their policy goals.
Eric Waltenburg is on the editorial team of Politics, Groups & Identies with colleagues in the Political Science Department at Purdue University: Professor Jay McCann, Department Head and Professor Rosie Clawson, and Professor S. Laurel Weldon. Editorial Assistant is Christine Alwan, Graduate Student.
Choosing Where to Fight: Organized Labor and the Modern Regulatory State,
1948-1987. Albany, NY: SUNY Press (2002).
"Support for a Supreme Court Decision: A Story in Black and White." American Politics Research 31:251-79; with Rosalee A. Clawson (2003).
Litigating Federalism: The States Before the Supreme Court. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (1999); with Bill Swinford.