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A photo of the 2018 AAA Executive Board.
A photo of the 2018 AAA Executive Board.

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Join the AAA

As a AAA member, you automatically receive access to membership in one or more specialized sections, access to ~9,000 anthropologists from 100+ countries, and access to over 250,000 full-text articles in AnthroSource. Our members share an interest in anthropology and the recognition of the value of scientific exchange that crosses all borders. We can't wait for you to join us! 

Find the right membership category and section(s) for you:

Join/Renew Online
Individual Membership
  • Professional
    Any person having a professional interest in the science of anthropology whether or not the interest is a source of livelihood. >>>

  • Student 
    Graduate students are eligible for this category. >>>

  • Undergraduate
    Students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree are eligible for this category. >>>

  • Retired
    Available to any individual who has been an active AAA member for at least 20 years and who has either reached the age of 65 or has a retired status in one's institution. >>>

  • International
    Available only to permanent residents of countries classified by the World Bank / United Nations as a "Least Developed Country" (LDC). >>>

  • Associate
    Available to persons whose interest is strictly avocational and who do not derive income from any anthropologically related activities. >>>

 Additional Categories

  • Lifetime Members
    More than 350 lifetime members, who loyally supported the field and the Association, were grandfathered on January 1, 2019 when this category closed to new members.

  • Distinguished Members
    Annually, new members are inducted and celebrated for their 50+ years of loyal support for the Association. >>

Phased Out 

  • Joint
    As of July 2019, this membership category is no longer available for new or renewing members. The joint membership category was provided to the spouse/partner of an active AAA member. If you were previously listed as a joint member and would like to renew, please select the best option for you from the list of membership categories above.

 

Why Join?
Department Partnership

Department Services Program (DSP)

Any institution, such as a library, museum, or other scholarly or educational institution, is eligible to become a DSP partner.

  • New & Recent Graduates
    Department Services Program (DSP) partners have the exclusive opportunity to gift your department’s new and recent MA, MS, & PhD graduates one-year free AAA membership. >>>
Partners Overview
Benefits of Membership

As a AAA member, you belong to an active community of anthropologists who, like you, are studying, thinking, and researching. Your annual member dues help to strengthen our anthropological voice and provide you with tools including:

 

Read Member Stories

Share Your Journey to Anthropology & Influence the Future of the Field (I Am AAA)

Refer A Friend

Digging to 10,000 Members

 (Member Advocate Program Participant Board)

Give the Gift of Membership

Give the Gift of Anthropology

 Dues Change 2020

It's A New Season At AAA. We now offer lower dues, discounts for retirees, and discounted multi-year renewals. Starting at $49. Explore the changes at americananthro.org/membership.

Benefits Overview