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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, […]

Aging and Social Justice:  A slow-motion virtual conference

By Celeste Pang, University of Toronto As we have all seen, COVID-19 has been a tip of an iceberg, exposing deep layers of social stratification and inequities. From the mass deaths in long-term care and nursing homes and exposure of the working conditions of care workers, to Black Lives Matter demonstrations and the violent responses […]

AAGE 2020 (Slow) Conference: “Aging and Social Justice”

Dear AAGE folks, The in-person conference on “Aging and Social Justice” planned in Toronto this summer had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, but our creative and energetic conference committee has now regrouped and re-envisioned this as slow-motion virtual event. We hope that the new format will allow more AAGE members to participate!  Please see […]

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