The Sun Never Sets on AAGE!

“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 thriving. Some recent and upcoming highlights:

  • At the recent Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) conference in Portland, AAGE joined forces with the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) for a lively and well-attended breakfast gathering.
  • Check out the newest issue of our peer-reviewed open-access journal, Anthropology and Aging!
  • Keep an eye out for an announcement coming soon for AAGE’s two student prizes — the Margaret Clark Student Paper Award and the Jacob Climo Student Travel Award
  • Write to other AAGE folks about matters relating to our shared interests in anthropology, gerontology, and the life course using our new members-only listserv: aage@simplelists.com
  • Share news of your publications, grants, awards, and other milestones and find out what others are up to, in our quarterly members’ newsletter!

AAGE has much in the works for the 2019 AAA meetings in Vancouver:

  • Jean Schensul (US) and Narelle Warren (Australia) have organized a workshop on “Methods for Disseminating and Translating Research to Action Across the Lifespan,” also featuring Margaret LeCompte (US), Jason Danely (UK), Bev Kort (Canada), Nolwazi Mkhwanazi (South Africa) and Andrea Whittaker (Australia). This workshop is designed for anthropologists and other social scientists wishing to develop frameworks, strategies and concrete plans for disseminating their work to multiple audiences and to develop interventions with specific groups with whom they have carried out research.
  • AAGE Student Liaison Celeste Pang has organized a fun and lively “speed mentoring event” on “Anthropology In and Of the Life Course,” together with members of the Association for Senior Anthropologists.
  • Parin Dossa, co-author (with Cati Coe) of Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin-Work, will join AAGE for a conversation at our “interlocutor event.”
  • We will head to a local eatery for an informal networking dinner – always lively, friendly, and fun!
  • AAGE folks will host a mentoring table at the AAA Career Expo
  • We will celebrate members’ accomplishments and award student prizes at the AAGE business meeting.

Please tell your friends, colleagues and students about AAGE, and encourage them to join. It’s easy, quick, and it’s the deal of the century – just follow this link!

Warm wishes to all,

Janelle Taylor, President

president@anthropologyandgerontology.com

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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.

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