What are the benefits of AAGE membership?
As a an autonomous 501c3 nonprofit organization, our members believe that our research and other resources should be made widely accessible. For this reason, we keep our membership dues low and most of our activities, like the journal and blog are free to everyone. Our members are scholars and professionals who are committed to our mission of free and open research. Here are a few other reasons to consider joining AAGE:
- Locate others with common interests in aging and the life course across disciplines through our searchable member directory
- Opportunities to network with researchers with links to peer reviewed journals, and grant and job possibilities on the internet and at conferences.
- Mentorship and leadership opportunities for students and early career professionals.
- Opportunities to contribute to book reviews, blog content, as well as publish in Anthropology & Aging.
- Access to our list serve postings of job announcements, call for papers, conference announcements and other opportunities.
- Support in organizing panels at conferences.
- Discounted registration to AAGE conferences & workshops.
- For more senior scholars, the opportunity to mentor younger scholars entering the field of anthropology and aging, as well as learn from these mentees.
- Opportunity to compete for the Margaret Clark Award for student essays and the Jacob Climo Memorial Award.
- 50% series discount for all print titles in Life Course, Culture and Aging series from Berghahn Books (and 30% site-wide)
How much is membership?
Membership is $28 a year for full membership and $18 for reduced memberships (available to students and retirees). You can subscribe for one year or multiple years. A lifetime membership option is currently available for $250. See the list of levels and dues here.
How do I become a member?
It’s easy to sign up! Just click here and select your membership category, create a login, and pay with paypal or your credit card.
How do I connect with other members?
- Attend business meetings and social events at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meetings, and other major annual meetings.
- Participate in smaller specialized seminars and workshops hosted by AAGE.
- Connect online through our website, our listserv (members only), Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Promote your achievements and research on blog and regular Member News feature.
- Search member profiles and contact other members directly.
- Use our members discussion forum to post questions and information