I am a medical anthropologist, trained as a sociocultural anthropologist, with research interests that include dementia and caregiving, advance care planning, and medical decisionmaking at the end of life.
Anthropology & Aging (ISSN 2374-2267), the only peer-reviewed journal focusing on the anthropology and aging and the life course, plays a vital role as a resource for sharing theoretical, methodological, and empirical breakthroughs in our field. [https://anthro-age.pitt.edu/] All issues are free and open-access, published twice a year by the University Library Systems (ULS) with the […]
Award Competition AAGE invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers of interest to anthropology and gerontology to compete for the Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed to […]
“The sun never sets on AAGE!” Scheduling a conference call with members of AAGE’s executive board reveals just how international our organization really is. There was no one time when we would all be awake! But to look at it another way, at least some of us are always awake! Our organization is strong and […]
AAGE LIVELY AND ENERGETIC AT AGE 40! The image above shows an imprint made on a sheet of paper by the official AAGE corporate seal, a handheld metal embosser. Dr. Christine Fry, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Loyola University of Chicago, First President of AAGE when it was established in 1979 (the culmination of a process […]