Barbara Pieta (Max Planck Institute), an AAGE Student Member Profile

A PhD candidate at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, I am now finishing my thesis based on ethnographic fieldwork in a town in Northeast Italy. In my work I explore how families who live with dementia craft their caring relations vis-à-vis local discourses, which on one hand moralize kin care provisions and on the […]

Kimberly Shay (Wayne State University), an AAGE Student Member Profile

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist interested in aging and the lifecourse and the social lives and lived experiences older adults broadly. My specific interests include later life generativity, sociality, community engagement, maintaining personhood in later life and the impact of volunteering in the lives of older adults. I am  a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at […]

Verónica Maria Pascoal Sousa (University of Lisbon), an AAGE Student Member Profile

Verónica Maria Pascoal Sousa is an Azorean Portuguese-American PhD candidate in Medical Anthropology at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. She has studied medical anthropology and literature at UC Berkeley, anthropology and gender and sexuality studies at The New School for Social Research, and anthropology and medical humanities at Princeton University prior to […]

2022 Margaret Clark Award for Student Papers

AAGE is pleased to announce its annual call for outstanding graduate and undergraduate student papers to compete for the 2022 Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of M. Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed to […]

Christine Verbruggen (KU Leuven), an AAGE Student Member Profile

After obtaining my master’s degree in History (2005) and in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2018), I was granted a predoctoral fellowship by FWO Flanders for a PhD at the Department of Anthropology, KU Leuven (Belgium) (2019-2024). Some preliminary insights from my master’s thesis research on the practical and analytical limitations of a now hegemonic personhood […]

Welcome to Cati Coe, AAGE’s New President-Elect!

We are excited to welcome Cati Coe as AAGE’s President-Elect! She is currently Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, Camden, and in July 2022, she will be assuming a new position at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Ontario. She has come to the study of aging through her research on transnational families from Ghana, initially focused […]

Welcome to Erika Carrillo, AAGE’s New Secretary!

Please join us in welcoming Erika Carrillo as AAGE’s new Secretary! Erika is a doctoral candidate at Purdue University where she is pursuing her dual title in Anthropology and Gerontology. Her dissertation research is in San Francisco, California, among aging Latinos and their families. The project examines the everyday ethics and moral decision making involved […]

AGENET 2021 AVA Award and Slow Conference

AGENET, the AAGE sister organization in the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) will be wrapping up its Slow Conference (October-November) with a special event featuring the AVA Award Inaugural Keynote by Professor Paolo Favero (University of Antwerp/VANEASA). The announcement of the winner of the first ever AVA Award for Best Visual Ethnographic Material Addressing […]

AAGE at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Nov 17-21, 2021), Baltimore

The Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association begins this week (17th-21st November).The hybrid format includes asynchronous, ‘view-on-demand’ library of podcasts and videos, synchronous ‘virtual sessions’, live broadcast sessions from Baltimore, and non-broadcast in-person events for attendees. A little of something for everyone? AAGE members are, as usual, well represtented at the conference, but not […]

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