Western Kentucky University

Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology - Barry Kaufkins

Mr. Barry Kaufkins

Mr. Barry Kaufkins

Instructor, Folk Studies, Glasgow

Office:  Fine Arts Center 157, Glasgow 146
Phone:  270-745-5910
Email:  barry.kaufklins@wku.edu


FLK 280: Cultural Diversity in the United States (undergrad class)

FLK 371: Urban Folklore (undergrad class)

FLK 373: Folklore & Mass Media (undergrad class)

FLK 379: Special Topics: Foodways (undergrad class)


Current Office Hours:

Monday/Wednesday 8-12 & 2-4:30 FAC 157

Tuesday 9-11 GLAS 146

Thursday 3:30-4:30 GLAS 146

Friday 9-11 & 3:30-4:30 GLAS 146



BA, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Western Kentucky University

MA, Folk Studies, Western Kentucky University


My teaching interests lie primarily in an exploration of cultural diversity in the United States, particularly in the areas of contemporary folklore, mass media, and foodways. I seek to instill in my students a better understanding of the various ways folklore may contribute to a better understanding of individuals and society, and how it may be applied to help alleviate social concerns.

 Last Modified 7/22/13