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Associate Membership

This category of membership is open to those who are interested in the field of anthropology and do not have a desire to have voting privileges in the association.



Available to an individual who is not employed as an anthropologist in an academic institution of higher education and/or not employed (or self employed) as a practicing anthropologist in any of anthropology's recognized sub-fields.

This category is not open to anyone with full-time appointments in departments of anthropology. Subject to annual verification*. 


Perks of AAA Membership

Annual Meeting


Support the AAA Mission & the Field of Anthropology

Connect with Friends & Colleagues


More Reasons to Join

Publications & Publishing

Professional Development


 Exclusive Member Discounts & Deals

Membership dues for the associate membership category is a flat fee

Section Membership Requirement
All members are required to join at least one (1) section. Additional sections and interest groups may be added based on your interest.

*Associate Status Eligibility:
Candidates for the associate member category are required to provide proof that they do not provide income from the practice of anthropology and their interest is purely avocational. A letter on company letterhead is required and must be sent via email to: to verify eligibility.

Restrictions of Membership Category
Associate members are not eligible to vote. 







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