To serve as the intellectual home for scholars and practitioners at all professional levels who examine aging and the life course through an anthropological framework. Learn more...
to researchers, practitioners, and students through conferences, networking events and mentoring
as public intellectuals and offer policy recommendations on aging and life course issues
the accomplishments of those who move the field of aging research and practice forward through student awards. Learn more
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Anthropology and Aging has been the official publication of AAGE since 1979

Student Awards

AAGE supports two annual awards for essays in the anthropology of aging


organize panels and meet up at major conferences or attend our biennial


Meet our executive board and learn about opportunities to participate

I first got involved with AAGE years ago, by joining in the group’s dinner gatherings at the AAA. In AAGE I meet folks with shared interests in aging and the life course — those whose work I know and admire, as well as those who are just getting poised to make a splash.

Janelle Taylor
Prof. Janelle Taylor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Toronto

"The AAGE conference gave me opportunity to network with other researchers, and also expanded my understanding on how life course can be integrated into my research."

Jiniya Afroze, PhD Research Student, The Open University, UK

As a disability studies anthropologist I came to AAGE because apparently the “E” stands for “life course” and that’s my focus when looking at aging with disability and aging into disability. I’ve been systematically reaching out to groups who should embrace some critical disability studies perspectives. AAGE responded with enthusiasm.

Devva Kasnitz, Executive Director, Society for Disability Studies