Jason Danely is Past-President of AAGE (2016-18). He is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. His book, Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan was published in 2014 by Rutgers University Press. He is also editor of Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course (Berghahn 2013). From 2011-2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Anthropology & Aging, the journal of AAGE. He has served as convenor of the AAA Anthropology of Aging and the Life Course Interest Group (2017-2020) and the EASA Age and Generations Network (2018-20) and from 2020 will become Chair of the Commission on Aging and the Life Course (IUAES). His current research projects look at older ex-offender resettlement; unpaid family carer subjectivities; and transdisciplinary perspectives on frailty.
AAGE and AAA Age and the Life Course Interest Group joint events The AAA meeting is coming up soon and promises to be bigger than ever! Take a look at our curated guide to the meeting or download and take with you. PDF below CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF GUIDE Interlocutor Session: Parin Dossa The […]
If you are in the London vicinity, you’ll have a wonderful (free) opportunity to hear from AAGE member Judi Aubel, known internationally as co-founder of an American and Senegalese NGO, Grandmother Project – Change through Culture (2005), a small action research organization with a team of highly committed Africans in Senegal. Aubel is a public […]
Jobs and Studentships 2 x Research Posts at the University of Sheffield Closing date: Monday 29th April We have two exciting opportunities at the University of Sheffield for social science researchers to work in our multi-disciplinary Sustainable Care Programme, within teams working on Achieving sustainability in care systems: the potential of technology and Combining work […]
Here it is at last! Jay Sokolovsky and I have put together another Annual Guide to the AAAs! Scroll down to see a list of panels, posters, papers, and roundtables We especially want to invite anyone interested in the anthropology of aging and the life course to join the special events at this year’s meeting in […]
The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is one of the world’s most largest and most important conferences in gerontology. This year, Samantha Solimeo (AAGE President, 2013-15) was named a GSA Fellow, joining other notable AAGE members like Dena Shenk, Steven Albert, Peggy Perkinson and J. Kevin Eckert. Yet despite this […]
Four years ago, AAGE posted its first list of places to study the anthropology of aging, particularly for graduate students. The situation has not changed much in those four years, and students interested in aging have to do quite a lot of work to slowly sift through the profiles of faculty pages in anthropology, gerontology, […]
Happy New Year! Our New Year has brought a new look for our website, but that is just the start! Over the year, we’ll be adding new member features that will help us connect with each other online and in person. While many of the resources we provide (the blog, journal) are available to everyone, […]
The 10th Biennial AAGE Conference, “Culture, Commitment and Care across the Life Course” brought together over 100 participants from 15 different countries for two days of research presentations, workshops, and keynote lectures. We opened on June 8th, as UK citizens were voting in a snap election that would proclaim their commitment to education, social care, […]
One of the most surprising moments of the 9th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology (also the first ENAS/NANAS Joint Conference and the 3rd ENAS Conference) was when Plenary Panelist Stephen Katz asked the audience members to hold up a hand if they had a degree in ‘Gerontology’. I twisted in my seat to get a […]
Our student and membership coordinators have been busy putting together a list of mentors and mentees that we hope will provide chances for the different generations of scholars to start a long and productive relationship. In an unusual field like anthropology and aging, we are each other’s best resources! If you are interested in becoming...