What is AAGE?

AAGE was established in 1978 as an international network of anthropologists, sociologists, and other scientists working on issues of aging and the life course globally and cross-culturally. As an autonomous 501c3 nonprofit organization with a steadily growing membership, we have close working relationships with the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Applied Anthropology, the Gerontological Society of America, and many other professional groups.

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Easy to locate people with common interests in aging and the life course across disciplines.
  • 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.

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.


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 your credit card.


How do I connect with other members?

  • Attend business meetings and social events at GSA, AAA and other the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meetings, and other annual meetings.
  • Participate in smaller specialized seminars and workshops hosted by AAGE.
  • Connect online through our website, our listserv, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Promote your achievements and research in our publications.
  • Search member profiles and read more about recent achievements in our Member News.