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Meet the 2022 Margaret Clark Award Winner and Honorable Mention

On behalf of the Award Committee, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to my co-chair, Cati Coe, the incredible and tireless judges, and all of the students who submitted papers to the 2022 Margaret Clark Award competition.  The Margaret Clark award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of M. Margaret Clark, […]

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2022 Margaret Clark Award for Student Papers

AAGE is pleased to announce its annual call for outstanding graduate and undergraduate student papers to compete for the 2022 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 to

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Best places to study the anthropology of aging, 2022 edition

AAGE posted its first list of places to study the anthropology of aging in 2014, and followed this with another in 2018. Following our pattern, we’re now proud to bring you our third edition of the directory, compiled with the help of AAGE members. The situation has not changed much in those four years, and

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Meet the 2020 AAGE Margaret Clark Award Co-Winners

What do we do when the two top papers both excel in originality, rigor and outstanding writing? We award them both! The co-winners of the 2020 Margaret Clark Award for best student paper were Francesco Diodati of the University Milano Biccoca and Yan Zhang of Case Western University. Our congratulations to both of you! AAGE’s

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The 2019 Margaret Clark Award winners

The Margaret Clark Award brings a cash prize of $300 and honors the legacy of Margaret Clark’s work in socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology as well as her commitment to mentoring younger colleagues. In 2019, the award went to undergraduate student Olivia Brophy (St. Mary’s College of California) and Ph.D. student Yifan Wang (Rice University).

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Trust is along the way to social change….

Theresa Southam is a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Development and Change, Fielding Graduate University. My doctoral research explores the everyday contributions of 70+ adults in three communities in western Canada. I argue that non-physical contributions are precious, but overlooked, gifts that 70+ adults give to society. These include emotional support, loving thoughts, moment-to-moment awareness, listening,

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News and announcements 29 April, 2019

Jobs and Studentships 2 x Research Posts at the University of Sheffield Closing date: Monday 29th April We have two exciting opportunities at the University of Sheffield for social science researchers to work in our multi-disciplinary Sustainable Care Programme, within teams working on Achieving sustainability in care systems: the potential of technology and Combining work

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Report from the San Jose, CA AAA 2018 meetings

  What a great 40th Anniversary for AAGE. Yes, it was our group was incorporated as a non-profit professional society in Illinois by our first AAGE President, Christine Fry. The recently completed AAA meetings showed that we are alive and thriving. Despite having some the worst air quality of any place on earth for at

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Finding Comparisons, Collaboration and Colleagues through Scholarly Exchanges

By- Lillian K. Prueher and Iben M. Gjødsbøl As elder care markets globalize, there is tremendous potential for productive international partnerships and conversations between elder care researchers from different countries. We have experienced this first-hand over the past few years as each of us has engaged in these kinds of scholarly exchange.

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Where can I study the anthropology of aging and the life course?

Four years ago, AAGE posted its first list of places to study the anthropology of aging, particularly for graduate students. The situation has not changed much in those four years, and students interested in aging have to do quite a lot of work to slowly sift through the profiles of faculty pages in anthropology, gerontology,

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