Welcome to the Alaska Anthropological Association

Founded in 1974, the Association is a statewide professional organization for people working, studying and interested in all areas of northern anthropology. Today, the Association has over 200 active members in Alaska, the United States and countries including Canada, France, Denmark, Norway, and Japan. For more than thirty years its members have helped to break new ground in basic and applied research, to build collaborations between researchers and communities, and to foster public knowledge and interest in circumpolar cultural heritage. The Association’s annual meetings are an international forum for projects in archaeology, linguistics, cultural studies, oral history, medical anthropology, museum exhibitions, cultural resource management, human genetics, and more. Our peer-reviewed publications – the Alaska Journal of Anthropology and Aurora monograph series – hold a growing and respected place in the literature of the north.

The Alaska Anthropological Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that depends on dues, contributions, and the volunteer efforts of its members. It offers student, regular, and institutional memberships, all including an annual subscription to the Alaska Journal of Anthropology.

February 24, 2021

Alaska Anthropological Association Winter 2021 Newsletter

Dear Members, The Alaska Anthropological Association Winter 2021 Newsletter Vol. 47, No. 1 is now available. Happy reading!
February 23, 2021

2021 AkAA Election Results

Congratulations to those elected to serve on the Alaska Anthropological Association Board of Directors! Board members will begin their two-year term at the close of this year’s annual meeting on March 5, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s election. Sam Coffman (President) Shina duVall (Board) Britteny Howell (Board) Joshua Lynch (Board) . . . MORE
February 22, 2021

#AkAA virtual 2021 Conference Program Now Available

The #AkAA virtual 2021 Conference Program is now available! Please click here to download a copy of the program.