Join CSAS!

Joining CSAS is simple!

If you are already a member of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), you can join by phone or by mail:

• By phone:

Call the membership office at AAA (703/528-1902, extension 1178) and tell them you want to join CSAS. Give them a credit card number, and you are done!

• By mail:

Go to the membership page of AAA  and download the AAA membership form . Print both sides of the form.

On the front side, fill out your name and contact information, write “already a member” in part 1 (Choose your AAA membership type).

On the back side check the appropriate box for CSAS membership (regular or student), write in the appropriate fees ($20 or $10) on this line and on the “total” line at the bottom of the form.

Transfer this number to sections 3 and 6 on the front side of the form and send the form, with payment (check, credit card number) to the AAA address on the form.

Then just renew at the regular $20/$10 CSAS rate at your next regular AAA renewal. Remember to check the CSAS box on the renewal form, or to mention CSAS if you are renewing by phone or online.


If you are not a member of AAA, you will need to join. You can join AAA and CSAS at the same time on the AAA website.

• By phone:

Call the membership office at AAA (703/528-1902, extension 1179) and tell them you want to join AAA and CSAS. Give them a credit card number, and you are done!

• By mail:

Go to the membership page of AAA and download the AAA membership form .  Print both sides of the form. Fill out both sides of the form completely.

On the back side of the form check the appropriate box for CSAS membership (regular or student). Write in the appropriate fees ($20 or $10) on this line and on the “total” line at the bottom of the form.

Transfer this number to sections 3 and 6 on the front side of the form, calculate the totals, and send the form, with payment (check, credit card number) to the AAA address on the form.

• Online:

Go to the membership page of AAA , click on  “Join/Renew/Add Section Online” and follow the instructions.  (On the second page, you’ll have to log in to Join/Renew Membership, or click on “New Visitor Account Creation”.)

Then just renew your CSAS membership at your next regular AAA renewal. Remember to check the CSAS box on the renewal form, or to mention CSAS if you are renewing by phone or online.

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PLEASE NOTE:

CSAS offers free membership to students who are members of AAA. To take advantage of this offer contact CSAS Secretary/Treasurer Harriet Ottenheimer <mahafan@ksu.edu>.

CSAS has a joint membership rate ($10, $5 for students) for individuals who are joint members of AAA.

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Wondering whether to join CSAS? Read the following statements from CSAS members:

“When I joined Purdue’s faculty in 1977, senior colleagues Jack Waddell and O. Michael Watson (in particular) pointed out the existence of CSAS and urged me to partake in their egalitarian and four-field gatherings.  I did so, even without my colleagues tagging along, and was immediately hooked by the convenient size of and congenial participants in CSAS.”

“I got involved in CSAS because meetings are accessible and inexpensive, and it gives me a comfortable place to try out new ideas. Over the years, it has provided a platform to put together groups of colleagues who are doing good work on issues that interest me; and, through its invited sessions it has given me access on several occasions to the AAA program.   In addition, it’s an excellent place to encourage students to present their first professional papers.”

“I went to my first CSAS conference because it was relatively nearby and inexpensive.  I didn’t expect much out of it, but I was immediately impressed by how convivial and collegial the conference was.  I was easily drawn in to conversations about important ideas, invited to dinner, and generally made to feel a part of the group.  Then, I began to notice how constructive the audience feedback was during sessions and how well and kindly students were treated.  CSAS is a great resource for connecting with other anthropologists in the Midwest, for introducing students to the world of anthropology, and for presenting and learning significant ideas.”

“I joined CSAS because it welcomed grad students’ papers.  Giving one’s first professional paper at CSAS has been a rite of passage.  A good-looking guy named Lewis Binford gave a simple paper on Midwest potsherds in the same session as me; I think it was probably his first professional paper too.”

“I had only a vague awareness of CSAS until my colleague Nancy Eberhardt persuaded me to attend a meeting several years ago.  I soon learned that CSAS has much to offer, including the more inviting character of its conferences and its ability to embrace student work side by side with that of veteran scholars.”