The Association of Senior Anthropologists offers senior and retired anthropologists a continuing presence and voice in the discipline, allowing them to put their accumulated knowledge and insights to significant use. The section has two main purposes:
(1) provide support needed by this cohort, including assistance with accessibility related to aging and in remaining professionally engaged in the absence of or reduced institutional affiliations;
(2) serve as a forum for lively intellectual interactions and scholarly productivity, especially but not limited to presentations and publications by senior anthropologists as representatives of the living history of the discipline.
ASA News Items
The results of the election are in. A big thank you to all who voted! We look forward to Maria Cattell taking office as President Elect at the same time that Tim Wallace takes office as President. Sue Kenyon will continue as Secretary.
Obviously, the changing of the guard cannot be carried out in person this year, with the usual passing of the gavel at the annual business meeting. The Board is looking into holding some kind of online ceremony, around the time the business meeting would have been scheduled, November 19, 2020. We will let members know what is decided.
The Bylaws changes were also approved. These include updated wording and closer specification of what Board members are already doing. Significant changes include the addition of an elected Student Representative and two elected Members At Large to the Board. We anticipate electing the Student Representative and one At Large Board Member in the spring of 2021, with the second At Large Member to be elected the following spring (to stagger the terms).