American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world’s largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. This organization was formed “to promote the science of anthropology, to stimulate and coordinate the efforts of American anthropologists, to foster local and other societies devoted to anthropology, to serve as a bond among American anthropologists and anthropologic[al] organizations present and prospective, and to publish and encourage the publication of matter pertaining to anthropology.” To learn more, please visit their website.
Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) promotes interdisciplinary scientific investigation of the principles controlling the relations of human beings to one another, and encourages a wide application of these principles to practical problems. It promotes the integration of anthropological perspectives and methods in solving human problems throughout the world; fair and just public policy based upon sound research; public recognition of anthropology as a profession; and the continued professionalization of the field. To learn more please visit their website.
Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) was created in an effort to broaden the conversation between anthropology and the related humanities and social sciences. With the community of cultural anthropologists expanding and pressure mounting on existing publication venues, the founders sought to to create space for border-crossing work of the day to breathe and circulate. To learn more please visit their website.
National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) promotes the practice of anthropology, both within the discipline and among private, public, and nonprofit organizations. NAPA continues to grow as anthropologists engaged in practice have developed their broader professional opportunities both inside and outside the academic realm. To learn more please visit their website.
High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology (HPSfAA) is a regional professional organization of university and college teachers, students, practitioners (government, private, consulting, etc.), community representatives, and others interested in using the tools of anthropology and related fields to solve human and environmental problems. To learn more, please visit their website.