In Part 1 of this interview, Margot Landman discusses her family background and their influence in her choice of college and major. She goes on to describe her nerve-wracking first day at Brown and her best and worst memories as an undergraduate. She shares memories of the Chinese and Asian history departments at Brown, her extracurricular activities, including work at the Rape Crisis Center the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, and Hillel activities. She also mentions social events she attended.
In Part 2, Landman goes on to talk about her mentors at Brown including Jerry Reader, her thesis advisor, and Bruce Donovan, faculty fellow. She discusses feminism, her search for a job in China, and her experiences as an American abroad in China in 1979. She describes her first job upon her return in union support at Columbia University, and discusses her studies there. She concludes with a quick discussion of her wishes for her personal life for the future at the time of the interview.