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 […]

The Other Side of COVID-19: Ostracization and Guilt among Older Patients in India

By Anindita Chatterjee, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University Anamika landed in Dubai on an October 2020 afternoon, and called her mother, Arpita, to let her know about her safe arrival.[1] Anamika’s brother, Mainak, resides in Pune. Arpita is 67 and her husband Manoshij is 77. Despite their old age, they preferred to live […]

Window Work: Framing Eldercare in the Age of COVID-19

By Kristina Grünenberg, Line Hillersdal and Jonas Winther, Department of Anthropology and Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen. In this blogpost, we draw from our current fieldwork on the island of Ærø, a place which has branded itself as “the digital island”[1], to explore how care workers tinker with screens during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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