When you join the AAA, your annual dues will help to strengthen our anthropological voice to ensure that we collectively:
Assist in Solving Human Problems
We want to assist you in exploring your passion, honing your research, and disseminating anthropological knowledge to help solve human problems. As a member, we will collectively lift our voices together to advocate for issues that directly affect our world such as disaster response, immigration policy, climate change, wilderness preservation, and federal funding for the social sciences.
Build Your Community of Anthropologists
We have a home for you and want to support you in building your network. We understand that the anthropological community is vast and we are here to assist you in navigating the terrain. No matter your areas of focus our 40 sections specialize in a multitude of anthropological approaches from medical anthropology to museum anthropology to practicing and applied anthropology to sections that promote the work of anthropologists from underrepresented groups.
Advance Your Career
Your fellow members are here to support you in all facets of your anthropological career. We will work to keep you informed about mentorships, internships, fellowships, and networking opportunities; assist with your publishing goals; and provide access to scholarly publications, career resources, and leadership development. The AAA has a place for you no matter where you are in your career or where you are currently practicing anthropology.
While AAA members are able to bond over their collective goal of solving human problems and supporting the field of anthropology, they also enjoy many exclusive benefits that include membership in one or more specialized sections, access to over 250,000 anthropology-related articles on AnthroSource, the ability to present at the annual meeting, discount on registration costs to attend the annual meeting, the ability to collaborate with anthropologists via the Communities platform, the ability to publish in Anthropology News, and the opportunity to vote in AAA and section elections. Members also receive discounted access to additional benefits including insurance (health, life, home, auto, and travel), library subscriptions, dossier services, and car rentals.