National Associations



The Association of American Geographers (AAG), located in Washington, D.C., is a scientific and educational society founded in 1904. Its 8,400+ members share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography and geographic education.

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The American Anthropological Association (AAA), located in Arlington, Virginia, has been the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902. In addition, it is the world’s largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.

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The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems. The Society is unique among professional associations in membership and purpose, representing the interests of professionals in a wide range of settings – academia, business, law, health and medicine, government, etc. The unifying factor is a commitment to making an impact on the quality of life in the world.

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