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AAGE May Book Discussion: Cortney Hughes Rinker, Actively Dying

The Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Life Course (AAGE) is hosting a discussion of Cortney Hughes Rinker’s Actively Dying: The Creation of Muslim Identities through End-of-Life Care in the United States (Routledge, 2021). We will meet on Zoom on Friday, May 12, 12-1pm (Eastern, North America). Michele Gamburd will moderate the discussion. Actively Dying […]

Margaret Clark Student Paper prize 2023

  AAGE is pleased to announce its annual call for outstanding graduate and undergraduate student papers to compete for the 2023 Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of M. Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed […]

Membership dues increase

The Executive Committee of AAGE decided to raise its membership rates slightly, from the modest levels they have been for some time, to reduce the gap between our annual costs and projected revenue. We also added a new category—a ten-year membership—and ended the lifetime membership category. Those who have already opted into a lifetime membership will […]

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 […]

Report on #2022AAASeattle

  Through the auspices of the AAA Interest Group (IG) on Aging and the Life Course – the interests of AAGE were well represented in the 2022 Meetings. Besides the many sessions our members organized and participated in, this included: An invited session “Caring for Varied Aging Populations in Senior Housings and Facilities as Cultural […]

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 […]