Alaska Journal of Anthropology

Mission Statement

Established in 2000, the Alaska Journal of Anthropology is a peer-reviewed publication of the Alaska Anthropological Association. AJA publishes articles and reports from all four fields of anthropology and related disciplines, including history, geography, linguistics, and indigenous languages. AJA also provides a forum for ethnographic and ethnohistoric narratives and translations. Publication emphasis is on Alaska and adjacent regions of Canada and Russia; however, AJA also publishes on issues of broader interest to Northern and Arctic researchers.


Scholars are encouraged to submit potential articles to the journal editors, Kenneth Pratt (akpratt [at] gci [dot] net) and Brian Wygal (bwygal [at] adelphi [dot] edu). The AJA Guidelines for Submission can be downloaded here.

Send books for review to:

Erica Hill  /
Book Review Editor
Dept of Social Science
University of Alaska Southeast
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801


Journal volumes may be purchased online at our Publications Shop. Authors will receive a free copy on the journal issue to which they have contributed and a 40% discount on additional copies.


Kenneth L. Pratt (Bureau of Indian Affairs)
Brian T. Wygal (Adelphi University)

Research Notes
Anne Jensen (UIC Science)

Book Reviews
Erica Hill (University of Alaska Southeast)

Thesis and Dissertation Abstracts
Monty Rogers (Stephen R. Braund & Associates)

Editorial Board

Aron Crowell (Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution)

Don Dumond (University of Oregon)

Max Friesen (University of Toronto)

Bjarne Grønnow (National Museum of Denmark)

Scott Heyes (Canberra University)

Erica Hill (University of Alaska Southeast)

Gary Holton (University of Hawaii)

Alexander King (University of Aberdeen)

Owen Mason (GeoArch, Alaska)

Dennis O’Rourke (University of Kansas)

Kate Reedy (Idaho State University)

William Simeone (Independent Researcher)

Amy Steffian (Alutiiq Museum)

Richard Stern (Northern Land Use Research, Alaska)

Margaret Willson (University of Washington)