Message from President & Executive Director

From the President

2017: A Year of Challenges and Accomplishments At the heels of the 2016 US presidential election, the new year brought to the Association a deep sense of uncertainty. Nevertheless, AAA moved forward on several fronts. […]

Message from President & Executive Director

From the Executive Director

Our Commitments – Making A Difference At its core, our Association is a scholarly and professional society that brings anthropologists together to advance our collective understanding of the human condition and to apply this understanding […]


116th Annual Meeting in DC

  The 2017 Annual Meeting Mattered! More than 6,500 attendees gathered in November/December for the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. They participated in 844 sessions, panels, and roundtables; in 31 workshops; multiple […]


Anthropology Day 2017

CELEBRATE. ENGAGE. INSPIRE. Each year hundreds of anthropology students, professors, and enthusiasts come together to celebrate their love of the discipline on Anthropology Day. Started in 2015 as a way to encourage anthropologists to share […]


AAA joins Cultural Heritage Advocacy Coalition

AAA is committed to seeing that anthropological and archaeological research help protect, preserve, and interpret historical properties and cultural resources in the face of anticipated threats to change cultural heritage policies in the US and […]

Photo Contest

Photo Contest Winners

AAA is proud to feature the winning photos from our 2017 photo contest throughout our Annual Report. We sincerely thank all photographers who submitted photos for sharing their work.


AAA Members Outside The Academy

Non-academic respondents are much more likely to be self-employed than respondents who work in higher education. Sixty-one of the 262 non-academic respondents, or 23.8%, are self-employed or freelance, compared to 11 of 1081, or 1.0%, […]


Summer Interns

AAA Summer Interns In the summer of 2017, AAA had the honor of welcoming two new interns to Washington, DC. Karina Nogueras is a member of the class of 2018 at the University of Central […]


2018 Calendar

February 15 Anthropology Day Executive Session Proposal Submission Deadline March 16 Minority Dissertation Fellowship Applications Due AAA Internship Program Applications Due March 26 Founding Day for AAA April 6 AAA Leadership Fellows Application Due April […]


2017 Award Winners

2017 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology Awarded to Donald Brenneis Donald Brenneis is the winner of this year’s Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. Over a 40-year career, Brenneis has […]


Financial Report

2017 SOURCES OF AAA REVENUE ● Membership Dues 37.3% ● Annual Meeting 28.6% ● Publications 20.2% ● Other Income 6.7% ● Grants and Contributions 4% ● Section Meetings 3.2% 2017 USES OF AAA REVENUE ● […]


Donor Recognition

The American Anthropological Association would like to thank the following individuals and institutions for their support in 2017. All listings are based on actual donations to the AAA Annual Campaign or an AAA award or […]


Leadership & Staff

Executive Board Committee Chairs Staff List Publications / Editors