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.

November 05, 2019

Passing of Alan Boraas

November 4, 2019 Alan Boraas died early this morning from a stroke at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He passed peacefully with family by his side. We will remember his rich life and tireless work to make our world a better place. http://greenandgold.uaa.alaska.edu/blog/77472/longest-serving-kpc-professor-alan-boraas-passes-away/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=DAILY_20191105&utm_campaign=Green+and+Gold+News
October 30, 2019

Renew your AkAA memberships now!

As you may know, our fiscal year begins on October 1, so many of you may need to renew your memberships now!
October 12, 2019

Call for annual meeting sessions now open!

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association to be held in Fairbanks in 2020 is now accepting calls for organized sessions! Submit your proposed session online here.