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 on the fostering of children of migrants and distributed parenting, practices re-invigorated with migration. Because so many of the parents in these families worked as nursing assistants and home care workers in the United States, her next study focused on elder care (New American Servitude: Political Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers, 2019). At the same time, she became interested in changes in aging and care in Ghana (Changes in Care: Aging, Migration, and Social Class, 2021). She is currently beginning a new research project on return migration decision-making among older Ghanaians in Canada.
She is looking forward to working with the current President Aaron Seaman and the very knowledgeable members of the Executive Board to continue building on the strengths of AAGE, an intellectually vibrant and warmly supportive community.