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AAA offers eight individual membership categories that provide access to ~10,000 individuals from 100+ countries, over 250,000 full-text articles in AnthroSource,  40 specialty sections, and eight (8) interest groups. AAA member share an interest in anthropology and the recognition of the value of scientific exchange that crosses all borders. 

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Individual Memberships
  • 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). >>>

  • Joint
    Available to the spouse/partner of an active AAA member (including only the professional, student, retired, and lifetime membership categories) who pays full member dues. >>>

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

  • Lifetime
    More than 350 lifetime members, who loyally supported the field and the Association, were grandfathered on January 1, 2019.

  • Distinguished Members
    This program recognizes and celebrates members who have loyally supported the Association for 50+ years. >>>


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Institutional Memberships

Department Services Program (DSP)

Any institution, such as a library, museum, or other scholarly or educational institution, is eligible for this category of membership.

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