Author: Aaron Seaman

Announcing the AAGE Spring Book Series!

The Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course is hosting a Spring Book Series, where we will have the opportunity to engage with authors of recent aging-related monographs in a lively online discussion! The series grows out of a book and media discussion forum, organized by our student liaison Brooke Jespersen, that has met […]

Alexa Carson (University of Toronto) – an AAGE Student Member Profile

Alexa Carson is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Toronto (Canada), and a Research Assistant at the Centre for Global Social Policy. Her dissertation research explores care for Latin American and Caribbean seniors in Toronto, from the dyadic perspectives of seniors and family caregivers. For this project, she is conducting in-depth interviews […]

Ashwin Tripathi (Indian Institute of Technology – Gandhinagar) – an AAGE Student Member Profile

I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the Department of Humanities and Social Science in the Indian Institute of Technology – Gandhinagar, Gujarat where I research on older adults and their everyday leisure time-use. Being trained as an anthropologist, my research started as a qualitative endeavor which then translated to secondary data analysis […]

Barbara Pieta (Max Planck Institute), an AAGE Student Member Profile

A PhD candidate at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, I am now finishing my thesis based on ethnographic fieldwork in a town in Northeast Italy. In my work I explore how families who live with dementia craft their caring relations vis-à-vis local discourses, which on one hand moralize kin care provisions and on the […]

Kimberly Shay (Wayne State University), an AAGE Student Member Profile

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist interested in aging and the lifecourse and the social lives and lived experiences older adults broadly. My specific interests include later life generativity, sociality, community engagement, maintaining personhood in later life and the impact of volunteering in the lives of older adults. I am  a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at […]

Verónica Maria Pascoal Sousa (University of Lisbon), an AAGE Student Member Profile

Verónica Maria Pascoal Sousa is an Azorean Portuguese-American PhD candidate in Medical Anthropology at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. She has studied medical anthropology and literature at UC Berkeley, anthropology and gender and sexuality studies at The New School for Social Research, and anthropology and medical humanities at Princeton University prior to […]

Christine Verbruggen (KU Leuven), an AAGE Student Member Profile

After obtaining my master’s degree in History (2005) and in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2018), I was granted a predoctoral fellowship by FWO Flanders for a PhD at the Department of Anthropology, KU Leuven (Belgium) (2019-2024). Some preliminary insights from my master’s thesis research on the practical and analytical limitations of a now hegemonic personhood […]

Welcome to Cati Coe, AAGE’s New President-Elect!

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 […]

Welcome to Erika Carrillo, AAGE’s New Secretary!

Please join us in welcoming Erika Carrillo as AAGE’s new Secretary! Erika is a doctoral candidate at Purdue University where she is pursuing her dual title in Anthropology and Gerontology. Her dissertation research is in San Francisco, California, among aging Latinos and their families. The project examines the everyday ethics and moral decision making involved […]