To serve as the intellectual home for scholars and practitioners at all professional levels who examine aging and the life course through an anthropological framework. Learn More
to researchers, practitioners, and students through conferences, networking events and mentoring
as public intellectuals and offer policy recommendations on aging and life course issues
the accomplishments of those who move the field of aging research and practice forward through student awards. Learn more
Join us in our commitment to making age more visible in anthropology and anthropology more visible in gerontology.
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Anthropology and Aging has been the official publication of AAGE since 1979

Student Awards

AAGE supports two annual awards for essays in the anthropology of aging


organize panels and meet up at major conferences or attend our biennial


Meet our executive board and learn about opportunities to participate

I first got involved with AAGE years ago, by joining in the group’s dinner gatherings at the AAA. In AAGE I meet folks with shared interests in aging and the life course — those whose work I know and admire, as well as those who are just getting poised to make a splash.

Janelle Taylor
Prof. Janelle Taylor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Toronto

As a cultural anthropologist interested in aging, mental health and the political and economic impacts of globalization on the experience of aging and mental illness, I find myself pulled in many directions when I come to the AAA. Since the early 1990s AAGE has been a “home” where I am always welcome.

Athena McLean, Prof. Anthropology, Central Michigan University

"The AAGE Conference broadened my learning horizon on aging and culture around the globe. Very exciting and harmonious interaction."

Hom Shrestha, Laurentian University