American Ethnologist

Cover image for Vol. 43 Issue 4

Edited By: Niko Besnier

Impact Factor: 1.978

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 14/84 (Anthropology)

Online ISSN: 1548-1425

Society Information

The American Ethnological Society (AES) is the oldest professional anthropological organization in the United States. Founded in 1842 to encourage research in the emerging field of ethnology, its stated goal was to foster 'inquiries generally connected with the human race.' Today the AES, a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is a thriving group of nearly 4,000 anthropologists who organize an annual meeting, publish the journal American Ethnologist, and carry on a variety of activities to promote scholarship on 'ethnology in the broader sense of the term.'

The American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.