American Anthropological Association

American Anthropological Association

Established by members of the American Ethnological Society of New York, the Anthropological Society of Washington and Section (Anthropology) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAA is an organization of scholars and practitioners in the field of anthropology. Membership: $60-326 (Professional/Student/Retired); $33-180 (Joint); $30 (International Professional); $35 (Undergraduate); $125 (Non-Anthropologist Associate); $5,000 (Lifetime).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Tax Exempt Status:
Science, Anthropology, Scientific Research
Year Founded:
2300 Clarendon Blvd.
Suite 1301 Arlington, VA 22201
12,000 individuals and institutional subscribers

Financial Snapshot


Total revenues: $5,648,015

Year - 2016
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Program service revenue
Sales of non-inventory assets

Total expenses: $5,699,566

Year - 2016
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Management fees

Total assets: $15,135,851

Year - 2016
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Investments in publicly traded securities
Investments in other securities
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)

Total Liabilities: $2,074,713

Year - 2016
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Deferred revenue
Other liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued expenses


Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 3,430,403
Royalties 976,341
Sales of non-inventory assets 380,532
Miscellaneous revenue 311,639
Investment income 292,557
Total contributions 266,562
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Net rental income 0
Income from sales of inventory -10,019
Total Revenue:


1-yr growth
Program service revenue
Sales of non-inventory assets
Miscellaneous revenue
Investment income
Total contributions


Expenses: Amount ($)
Compensation for non-officers/directors 1,234,785
Conferences, conventions, meetings 717,000
Management fees 609,258
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 548,876
Other expenses 486,483
Occupancy 316,753
Information technology 274,189
Travel 257,024
Office expenses 251,587
Other employee benefits 197,462
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 195,017
Payroll taxes 128,358
Investment management fees 125,118
Grants to individuals in the US 111,174
Pension plan contributions 81,700
Advertising and promotion 46,191
Legal fees 41,847
Accounting fees 28,416
Insurance 25,068
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 15,120
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 8,140
Royalties 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Interest expense 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Lobbying fees 0
Professional fundraising fees 0
Other fees 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Total Expenses:


1-yr growth
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Management fees
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc
Other expenses
Information technology
Office expenses
Other employee benefits


Assets: Amount ($)
Investments in publicly traded securities 11,576,486
Investments in other securities 1,481,908
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 639,255
Accounts receivable 534,378
Savings and temporary cash investments 501,185
Cash -- non-interest bearing 292,068
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 110,571
Inventories for sale or use 0
Other assets 0
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Intangible assets 0
Total Assets:


1-yr growth
Investments in publicly traded securities
Investments in other securities
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)
Accounts receivable
Savings and temporary cash investments
Cash -- non-interest bearing


Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 1,024,934
Other liabilities 699,187
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 350,592
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 0
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 0
Grants payable 0
Total Liabilities:


1-yr growth
Deferred revenue
Other liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 11,740,271
Temporarily restricted net assets 686,553
Permanently restricted net assets 634,314
Total Net Assets:


1-yr growth
Unrestricted net assets
Temporarily restricted net assets
Permanently restricted net assets

Key Staff

Name Ascending
Add Prospect 
Alana Mallory Manager, Meetings and Exhibits Conventions/Meetings ...X
Alexandra Frankel Assistant Editor, Anthropology News Publications ...X
Anne Kelsey Manager, Marketing and Communications Communications/Public Relations, Marketing ...X
Aurea Martinez Velasco Meetings and Conferences Conventions/Meetings ...X
Chelsea Horton Assistant to the Director of Publishing Publications ...X
Daniel Ginsberg Manager, Education, Research and Professional Development Education, Research ...X
Dexter K. Allen CAP Executive Office Assistant Administration ...X
Edward Liebow Executive Director Executive Director ...X
Elaine Lynch Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Finance ...X
Haleema Burton Manager, Membership Development Membership ...X
Janine Chiappa McKenna Director, Publishing Publications ...X
Jeff Martin Director, Communications and Public Affairs Communications/Public Relations ...X
Kathy Ano Controller Finance ...X
Kim Baker Manager, Organizational Governance Government Relations ...X
Kyla Goss Coordinator, Meetings and Conferences Conventions/Meetings ...X
Leslie Walker Project Manager, Public Education Initiatives Education ...X
Liz Myers Coordinator, Sales and Marketing Marketing ...X
Natalie Konopinski Editor, Anthropology News Publications ...X
Resat Mursaloglu Staff Accountant Finance ...X
Scott Hall Manager, Database and Web Services Computer/Information Technology ...X
Tonieh Hansford Coordinator, Membership Services Membership ...X
Ushma J. Suvarnakar MTA, CMP Director, Meetings and Conferences Conventions/Meetings ...X
Vernon Horn Web Services Administrator Computer/Information Technology ...X


Year Descending
Facility Amenities 
2025Annual Meeting 2025 New Orleans , LA , United States New Orleans Marriott November 19 November 23   Convention Center...X
2024Annual Meeting 2024 Tampa , FL , United States Tampa Convention Center November 20 November 24    ...X
2023Annual Meeting 2023 Toronto , ON , Canada Metro Toronto Convention Centre November 14 November 19   Convention Center...X
2022AAA Annual Meeting 2022 Seattle , WA , United States Washington State Convention Center November 8 November 13    ...X
2021Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore , MD , United States Baltimore Convention Center November 15 November 21   Convention Center...X
2020AAA Annual Meeting St. Louis , MO , United States Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center November 17 November 22   Convention Center...X
2019Annual Meeting 2019 Vancouver , WA , Canada Vancouver Convention Centre November 20 November 24    ...X
2018AAA Annual Meeting 2018 San Jose , CA , United States San Jose Convention Center November 14 November 18   Convention Center...X
2017AAA Annual Meeting 2017 Washington , DC , United States Marriott Wardman Park Hotel November 29 December 3 6000 attendees Convention Center...X
2016AAA Annual Meeting 2016 New Orleans , United States The Roosevelt Hotel November 16 November 20 6000 attendees  ...X
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American EthnologistquarterlyNo...X
Anthropology & Education QuarterlyquarterlyNo...X
Anthropology & Humanismbi-annuallyNo...X
Anthropology NewsonlineYes...X
Anthropology of Consciousnessbi-annuallyNo...X
Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological AssociationannuallyNo...X
City & Societybi-annuallyNo...X
CSAS Bulletinsemi-annuallyYes...X
Cultural AnthropologyquarterlyNo...X
Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environmentsemi-annuallyYes...X
General Anthropologybi-annuallyNo...X
Medical Anthropology QuarterlyquarterlyNo...X
Membership DirectoryonlineNo...X
Museum Anthropologybi-annuallyNo...X
North American Dialoguesemi-annuallyYes...X
PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Reviewbi-annuallyNo...X
Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notessemi-annuallyNo...X
Transforming Anthropologybi-annuallyNo...X
Visual Anthropology Reviewbi-annuallyNo...X
Voices JournalonlineYes...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2018 Q4: $0
2018 Q3: $0
2018 Q2: $0
2018 Q1: $0
2017: $0

PAC Details

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Last updated: -

PAC Contributions


Outside Representation

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  This organization has no outside representation data available.

Legislative Issue Focus

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

This organization has no legislative issue data available.

Active Legislation

This organization has no active legislation data available.


Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
BAV Services MEETINGS/AUDIOVISUAL2016 $140,334 ...X
BAV Services IT SERVICES2015 $296,503 ...X
Minding Your Business Inc STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS PLAN2014 $185,262 ...X

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