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Arthur Campa


Anthropology, Immigration, Latino Issues, Bilingual, Spanish


Cultural and applied anthropology, Folklore, Impact of immigration on Southwestern U.S., Relations among Latino and Chicano populations, Migrant and adult education

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Co - Principal Investigator for CAMP, Administrator Emeritus, Associate Dean of College of Letter, Arts and Sciences

Department: College Assistance Migrant Program


Office Phone: 303-615-1599

Mobile Phone: 303-838-9877

Alternate Phone: 303-349-2062

Interviewed by: The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, La Voz, CW2 News

Additional Languages Spoken: Español

Social Media: Linkedin


Arthur Campa, Ph.D., is the co-principal investigator for College Assistance Migrant Program, administrator emeritus and associate dean of College of Letter, Arts and Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is bilingual in Spanish.

Campa has been at MSU Denver for over 20 years. He taught anthropology from 1993 – 2008; served as director, co-director and co-principal investigator of CAMP since 1999; and was interim department chair of the Departments of Social Work; and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Campa has performed research and sustainable development work in northern coastal Perú for the last 10 years in conjunction with international NGO's. He also served with México Peace Corps in Chile doing forestry and community development. His research interests include ethnographic cultural history of the American southwest and South America, folklore of the southwest, fieldwork methodology and migrant education.

Campa received his doctorate and masters in anthropology from University of Colorado, Boulder and bachelor’s in Latin American area studies from University of Denver.

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