Membership & Donations

Membership & Donations


The American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.

AAA is committed to advancing anthropology as the science that studies humankind in all its aspects, through archaeological, biological, ethnological, and linguistic research; and to further the professional interests of American anthropologists; including the dissemination of anthropological knowledge and its use to solve human problems.

More than 12,000 individuals from 100+ countries are members of the AAA and its 40 constituent sections and eight interest groups. They share an interest in anthropology and the recognition of the value of scientific exchange that crosses all borders.

Join your colleagues and help further AAA's mission to advance and to promote Anthropology. Read more about Membership Categories and Dues.

Why should you join AAA? (PowerPoint)

Undergraduate Membership

Undergraduate membership includes access to AAA publications on AnthroSource, reduced registration fees for the AAA Annual Meeting at a member discount, access to the online eAnthroGuide, regular installments of eNews and Student eNews to stay up-to-date on anthropological programs and resources, access to AAA's newsletter, Anthropology News.

The annual membership fee is $35 which includes a membership to the AAA's National Association of Student Anthropologists section. Also, a discounted rate of $30 is available for college/university anthropology clubs signing up 3 or more new members and must be sent by the club's faculty advisory.

Gift Memberships

Give a gift membership! Student memberships start at $70 and professional memberships start at $135. Call us at 703-528-1902, ext. 1178 to place your order. Gift membership includes one year subscriptions to Anthropology News and American Anthropologist.


Your gift enables the AAA to continue advancing knowledge of humankind through scholarly research and communication. The AAA also acts as the voice for the profession in building public awareness of anthropologists’ role in understanding and solving human problems. Read more and give today.

Member Benefits
AAA Member Insurance
AAA’s Group Insurance Program assures you of competitively priced, high-quality insurance designed to protect you and your family.
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New AAA Section - Society for Economic Anthropology
Society for Economic Anthropology is now a section of the American Anthropological Association.  You can add SEA to your current membership or join AAA & SEA by clicking "Member Join/Renew" at the top of this page.
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Membership Programs

Distinguished Member Program
AAA created the Distinguished Member Program to honor long-term members of 50 years or more.

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Give a Gift Membership!
Give the perfect gift to a new or recent anthropology grad – AAA membership. For best service, call the membership desk at 703-528-1902 x1178

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