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Join the Executive Committee

Each year the AAS calls for nominations to fill positions on the Society’s Executive Committee. This is a great opportunity to be centrally involved in your discipline – shaping the Society’s activities and providing representation on matters of significance to anthropology.

The AAS Executive is made up of diverse, energetic and collegial early career and senior anthropologists from across the country. We meet virtually once every two-to-three months and in person at least once a year (circumstances allowing). Core activities include helping to arrange the annual conference and AGM, organising the award of various AAS prizes and grants, and disseminating information to our members, and making submissions to government over matters where anthropological perspectives can make a real difference. 

Joining the Executive is a great way to forge connections with anthropologists outside your institution and disciplinary focus. It helps to build your CV by demonstrating your commitment and service to the discipline. And it allows you to have a greater influence over the ways we teach, research and practice anthropology today.

This year, the President Elect position is open for applications. The successful candidate will spend one year as President Elect, one year as President of the association, and one year as President Emerita/us. The President Elect must be a Fellow member of the Society (you can apply for membership on the AAS website – there is a review process for membership applications, so allow reasonable time for your application to be processed).

Call for nominations opens 23 August 2022.

Nominations close 21 September 2022. 

Late nominations cannot be considered. For more information about being on the AAS Executive feel free to get in touch with Chris Marcatili, AAS Administrator at

Please download the AAS Nomination Form 2022. It must be filled in and signed by two nominators and the nominee, and returned to by 21 September.

If only one nomination is received for any position then the person nominated will be taken as elected (no ballot will be required). If more than one person nominates for any position, a ballot will be held, and voting instructions will be emailed to all members.