Message from President & Executive Director

From the President

Understanding Our World, Shaping a Better One The American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest and most diverse organization representing our discipline.  It embraces both the full range of anthropological specialties, as well as the […]

Message from President & Executive Director

From the Executive Director

Our Commitments – Making A Difference Looking back over the many things that we have accomplished together in 2019, one thing is crystal clear: the future is rushing towards us at breakneck speed, presenting opportunities […]


Annual Meeting

Changing Climates: Struggle, Collaboration, and Justice | Changer d’air: Lutte, collaboration et justice 2019 Executive Program Chairs Nicole Peterson, Martha Radice, and Pamela Downe This past November in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 5,707 attendees gathered for […]


Anthropology Day 2019

Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, Anthropology Day has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and has grown from 70 participants in 2015 to an impressive (and enthusiastic) 340 campus anthropology […]


The Op-Ed Project

“Whoever tells the story… writes history.” Anthropologists have a world of information the world needs to know, and now there’s an opportunity for them to add to the national and international conversations that effect all […]


AAA Summer Interns

In the summer of 2019, AAA had the honor of welcoming two new interns to Washington, D.C. Alexandra Seeman is a senior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she is studying anthropology with a concentration […]


2019 Award Recipients

Franz Boas Award For Exemplary Service To Anthropology During Sally Engle Merry’s distinguished career, she has advanced anthropological scholarship by expanding the discipline’s horizons into emerging fields. Through her service and scholarship, intellectual influence, and […]

Photo Contest

Photo Contest Winners

AAA is proud to feature the winning photos from our 2019 photo contest throughout our Annual Report. We sincerely thank all photographers who submitted photos for sharing their work.


Financial Report

2019 SOURCES OF AAA REVENUE ● Membership Dues 29.69% – $1,571,762 ● Annual Meeting 23.41% – $1,239,316 ● Publications 27.95% – $1,479,738 ● Other Income 8.46% – $448,030 ● Grants and Contributions 7.09% – $375,620 […]


2019 Donor Recognition

Through anthropology, we can shape a better world together—and our members are living proof While membership dues, meeting registration fees, and publishing royalties have always supported AAA’s core activities, philanthropy enables us to go above […]


Leadership & Staff

Executive Board Committee Chairs Staff List Publications / Editors