Section Memberships

American Ethnological Society (AES)

American Ethnological Society (AES)

The American Ethnological Society (AES) is dedicated to expanding the reach of ethnography and anthropological research on human cultures. AES promotes ethnographic research through publications, awards, conferences, and networking opportunities. Founded in 1842, AES is the oldest professional anthropological organization in the United States.

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Anthropology and Environment Society (A&E)

The mission of the Anthropology and Environment Section (A&E) is to foster research and communication on issues relating to the interface between culture and the environment. This includes rural, suburban and urban communities, particularly with how people interact with, respond to and bring about changes in the physical and biotic environment. A&E is committed to promoting the understanding of the environment in relation to human lives.

  • Professional $20
  • Retired $15
  • Students $5
  • Assoc $20
  • LDC* $20
Association for the Anthropology of Consciousness

Anthropology of Consciousness (AC)

The Association for the Anthropology of Consciousness (AC) is an interdisciplinary association of anthropologists, psychologists, mythologists, archaeologists, sociologists, and like minded scholar-practitioners united by a common interest in the study of consciousness from an anthropological perspective. AC’s research topics range from the cross-cultural study of consciousness as understood within and through various cultural traditions (including the shamanic, yogic, and “magical”), to contemporary studies of depth psychology, neuroplasticity, human potential, ecopsychology, and human/technological interaction.

The Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association

Archaeology Division (AD)

The Archaeology Division (AD) of the American Anthropological Association was founded in 1983 to advance the study of archaeology as an aspect of anthropology, to provide a forum for members to discuss issues central to the development of archaeology, and to foster the publication and communication of the results of archaeological research and interpretations to anthropologists, to other scholars, and to the general public.

Association for Africanist Anthropology (AFAA)

Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA)

The purpose of the Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) shall be to stimulate, strengthen, and advance anthropology by promoting the study of Africa, as well as Africanist scholarship and the professional interests of Africanist anthropologists in the U.S., and both in and outside of the African Continent.

  • Professional $30
  • Retired $30
  • Students $10
  • Assoc $30
  • LDC* $30
Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA)

Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA)

The Association for Feminist Anthropology (AFA) is a section of the American Anthropological Association that aims to foster the development of feminist analytic perspectives in all dimensions of anthropology. Feminist Anthropology includes but is not limited to the study of gendered power and the production of gendered subjects and categories, as well as dealing with questions relating to sexuality, kinship, race and racialization, caste, citizenship, social reproduction, materialism, and embodiment.

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Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA)

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Its members share interests in issues of contemporary importance in the fields of political and legal anthropology, including nationalism, citizenship, political and legal processes, the state, civil society, colonialism and post-colonial public spheres, multiculturalism, globalism, immigration, refugees, and media politics.

Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA)

The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA), formerly known as the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA), is a section of the American Anthropological Association and was founded in 1988. AQA serves the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer and allied anthropologists in the American Anthropological Association. AQA promotes anthropological research and education on homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender/transsexuality, and other sexual and gender identities and expressions, and their intersections with race, class, disability, nationality, colonialism and globalization. AQA supports and encourages a diverse membership within the AAA and actively seeks to increase that diversity along lines of race, class, disability, nationality, gender, sexuality, and other forms of social difference.

  • Professional $15
  • Retired $15
  • Students $8
  • Assoc $15
  • LDC* $15
  • Sustaining** $30
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Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP)

The Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP) seeks to provide an institutional framework to identify and foster the work of anthropologists and others studying policies as social, political, and cultural phenomena.

  • Professional $10
  • Retired $10
  • Students $0
  • Assoc $10
  • LDC* $10
  • Sustaining** $25
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Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA)

The Association for Black Anthropologists (ABA) was founded in 1970 by a small group of intellectuals who sought to break down barriers that impeded their full participation in the discipline of Anthropology. By creating scholarship that linked anthropological theory to struggles for social justice, these elders transformed anthropology and helped create generations of intellectual leaders.

* International Special Rates are section membership dues for World Bank designated Less Developed Countries (LDC).
** Sustaining Member dues are the section membership dues PLUS a donation to the section.