Donald S. Pitkin

Interviewed by Lawrence A. Babb
April 20, 2001

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Donald S. Pitkin, professor of Anthropology, taught at Amherst College from 1964 until 1992. The American Anthropological Association honored him in 2000 as "one of the pioneering U.S. anthropologists to do fieldwork in Europe." In 1985, he wrote The House the Giacomo Built, which was made into a film of the same title.

Lawrence Alan Babb has been a professor at Amherst since 1969 and is the Willem Schupt Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and professor of anthropology. He is a social anthropologist whose main area of interest is South Asia where he has conducted fieldwork in India.

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