Kenneth Barnes


Irby 105G

(501) 450-5631

Spring 2019 Office Hours:

MWF 8:00-9:00; TR 8:00-9:15, 10:45-11:15


Curriculum Vitae


Ken Barnes received his bachelor’s degree from UCA and then studied for a master’s degree in European history at the University of East Anglia (England) and a Ph.D. in history at Duke University. He taught at Concordia University – Chicago and the University of Southern Mississippi before returning to UCA as a faculty member in 1992. He teaches German history and the intellectual, cultural, and religious history of modern Europe. He has published a book and several articles on German religious history. But since returning to Arkansas he has produced scholarship on Arkansas and Southern history including Who Killed John Clayton?: Political Violence and the Emergence of the New South (Duke University, 1998); Journey of Hope: The Back-to-Africa Movement in Arkansas (North Carolina, 2004), and Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, Religious Leaders, the Press, and the Klan Imagined an Enemy (University of Arkansas, 2016). In his spare time, Ken loves music, cooking, and travel to exotic places.