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W. Kenneth Barger (Retired)


Professor Emeritus of Anthropology


B.A. Davidson College 1963
M.A. University of North Carolina 1970
Ph.D. University of North Carolina 1974
Fellowship in Epidemiology and Public Health at University of North Carolina 1975
Fellowship in International Child Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 1986

Academic Interests

Applied social change, anthropology of health, immigration and immigrant rights, inter-ethnic relations, population-based field research, the farm labor movement, Mexican Americans, North American Indians and Eskimos


W. K. Barger and Ernesto Reza, The Farm Labor Movement in the Midwest. University of Texas Press. 1994.Articles in American Ethnologist, Human Organization


Vice President, Farm Labor Research Project (non-profit organization involved in migrant farmworker education and empowerment programs). Community Organizer for Immigrant Rights, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO.

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