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Student Membership

Hello! Thanks for your interest in joining us; we can't wait to welcome you and build your community. Take a few minutes to explore and learn about our journeys to anthropology and to the AAA.  We invite you to join our community for as low as  $49/year. When you join, you automatically receive access to membership in one or more of our specialized sections and their mentoring opportunities, you become a member of our community, and you obtain access to over 250,000 full-text articles in AnthroSource

This category is open to students who are pursuing an advanced/graduate degree. All recent graduates (Masters and postdocs) are eligible for this category for one-year post graduation. 

Category Term Limit
This category is available to students for ten (10) years. After ten (10) years, upon renewal, the student membership will automatically rollover to the professional member category. A one-time extension may be requestedAs of February 2021, student ID verification is no longer required.


Perks of AAA Membership

Annual Meeting



Connect with Friends & Colleagues

  • at the Annual & Section Meetings
  • via Anthropology News
  • on This is Anthropology
  • on the Members-Only Directory


More Reasons to Join


Publications & Publishing

Professional Development


 Exclusive Member Discounts & Deals


Join the AAA + (1) Section for as low as $49*/year.

(*based on the lowest AAA dues tier and one section with $0 dues)


How to determine annual dues

Ability-to-pay tiers

Member dues for the student category are based on the member's ability to pay. As such, the AAA offers a tiered-dues structure based on annual income. 


Annual Income


Two-Year Renewal


Tier 1 $0 - 9,999 $49 $93 $5
Tier 2 $10 - 19,999 $59 $112 $6
Tier 3 $20 - 29,999 $119 $226 $12
Tier 4 $30 - 49,999 $169 $320 $18
Tier 5 $50 - 74,999 $209 $397 $21
Tier 6 $75 - 99,999 $254 $483 $25
Tier 7 $100 - 149,999 $305 $580 $30
Tier 8 $150,000+ $356 $676 $36


Refund Policy | Dues Changes 2021





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