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Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology - Barry Kaufkins

Mr. Barry Kaufkins

Mr. Barry Kaufkins

Instructor II, Folk Studies, Glasgow

Office:  Fine Arts Center 113, Glasgow 146


Undergraduate Courses:
FLK 280: Cultural Diversity in the United States
FLK 371: Urban Folklore
FLK 373: Folklore & Mass Media
FLK 379: Special Topics: Foodways

Background and Interests

M.A., Folk Studies, Western Kentucky University
B.A., Anthropology, Religious 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.

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