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Surviving COVID-19 in Peru

By Magdalena Zegarra Chiappori, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Survival. Perhaps the word carries more weight today than ever. We are all engaged in this exercise of collective survival. Many of us have found ourselves forced to become accustomed to the unwelcome novelty of the burden of extreme uncertainty. And it is only now that […]

Meet the 2020 AAGE Margaret Clark Award Co-Winners

What do we do when the two top papers both excel in originality, rigor and outstanding writing? We award them both! The co-winners of the 2020 Margaret Clark Award for best student paper were Francesco Diodati of the University Milano Biccoca and Yan Zhang of Case Western University. Our congratulations to both of you! AAGE’s […]

AAGE Elections – Call for nominations!

Dear AAGE folks, Like most scholarly organizations, AAGE continues to thrive and grow thanks to members’ willingness to step forward and contribute their energies and ideas. One key way to do so is through leadership service. Serving on the Board is a great way to help shape the future of research in anthropology and aging […]

Welcome to the new Co-Editors of Anthropology & Aging!

Along with our new Student Liaison, Brooke Jespersen (see the announcement), we are very excited to welcome Amy Clotworthy and Tannistha Samanta, the new Co-Editors of the AAGE journal, Anthropology & Aging!! Amy and Tannistha accepted the position in December 2020 and since have been working to smoothly transition into their roles. Amy Clotworthy holds […]

Welcome to Brooke Jespersen, AAGE’s New Student Liaison!

We are excited to welcome Brooke Jespersen as AAGE’s next Student Liaison! Brooke is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, specializing in the study of aging and migration. Her dissertation research examines how im/mobility regimes—or power structures enabling, promoting, and restricting migration—relate to older Puerto Rican adults’ conceptualizations, […]

‘Weather-ing’ the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the UK

By Brianne Wenning, Lisa Dikomitis, Kay Polidano and Christian Mallen, Keele University Few things are more stereotypically British than discussing the weather. A sense of national pride seems to pervades this discussion. In fact, during our time in the UK (as three of the co-authors grew up outside the UK), we have viewed it as […]

Member News, March 2021

AAGE members have a lot to celebrate as we settle into 2021! Alexandra Brandt Ryborg Jønsson was recently promoted to Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen. As Dr. Jønsson writes: Leaving a since-childhood acting career on screen, I changed path and graduated with a masters in anthropology in 2011. Two kids and a project […]

In Memoriam: Madelyn (Micki) Iris, PhD

Submitted by Rebecca Berman, Margaret Perkinson, Robert Schrauf, and Ellen Ziegemeier   Madelyn (Micki) Iris PhD, FSfAA, FGSA, passed away on January 7, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois at age 73 after having been diagnosed with cancer in 2017.  Micki received her BA in English from Northwestern University, MA in Medieval Studies from University of Toronto, […]

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