Sociologist Ira Silver '91 To Speak on “Urban Crises” at Amherst College Dec. 8

November 28, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Anthropologist Wade Davis Speaks at Amherst College April 18

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Majoring in Anthropology or Sociology


Donald S. Pitkin Prize The Donald S. Pitkin Prize in Anthropology-Sociology, established in honor of the founder of the department on the occasion of his retirement, is given to that student whose honors thesis best exemplifies the humane values to which Professor Pitkin committed his research and teaching.

Department of Anthropology & Sociology

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Welcome to the Anthropology and Sociology Department.  Our joint program teaches students to analyze systematically culture and social life.  Faculty, all active researchers and committed teachers, work in a range of ethnographic areas from various theoretical perspectives.