Interview with Lucius J. Barker, April 19, 1991

Project: APSA/Pi Sigma Alpha: African American Political Scientists Oral History Project

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Lucius Barker is an African American political scientist and William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Emeritus at Stanford University. Barker discusses his academic career; receiving his PhD from University of Illinois in 1954 and faculty positions he held at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois, and Washington University. He also speaks about his time at Harvard Law School as a postdoctoral fellow. Barker comments on political science as a discipline, including behavioralism and publications written by himself and some of his colleagues. His involvement in the American Political Science Association and as editor of the National Political Science Review is discussed, particularly in regard to creating opportunities for African American scholars.

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1991oh107_apsa073

Interviewee Name

Lucius J. Barker

Interviewer Name

William Daniels

Interview Date

1991-04-19

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Barker, Lucius J. Interview by William Daniels. 19 Apr. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Barker, L.J. (1991, April 19). Interview by W. Daniels. APSA/Pi Sigma Alpha: African American Political Scientists Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Barker, Lucius J., interview by William Daniels. April 19, 1991, APSA/Pi Sigma Alpha: African American Political Scientists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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