Welcome to A&A's new Editorial Advisory Board members


We are pleased to welcome three new members to our Editorial Advisory Board (EAB).

Maria G. Cattell is a leading scholar in studies of gender and intergenerational knowledge exchange in Africa. Now working as an independent researcher, she is a founding member of the African Gerontological Society and served as president of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, president of the Association for Africanist Anthropology (AFAA), co-chair of the Commission on Aging and the Aged of the IUAES, and co-convener of the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association. In 2012, she gave the AFAA Distinguished Lecture on “Gender, Generation and Time in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Her publications include Old Age in Global Perspective (1994) and “Aging and Social Change among Abaluyia in Western Kenya: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives” (2008), Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 23: 181–197. Available at: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10823-008-9062-x.pdf

Cati Coe is a professor of anthropology at the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA). With a focus on global health, care regimes, migration, and aging with a focus on West Africa, she is interested in how ideas and discourses gain currency in and become routinized by institutions—whether in school curricula, immigration laws, or new forms of elder care—and how people experience these institutionalized discourses and routines through their perspectives and bodily habits. Her latest book (2021) is Changes in Care: Aging, Migration, and Social Class in West Africa; through an examination of emergent discourses and practices of aging in Ghana, the book describes the uneven and fragile processes by which some social change occurs. The book is accompanied by an 11-minute film, “Making Happiness: Older People Organize Themselves” (2020). Available at: https://doi.org/doi:10.7282/t3-thke-hp15

Piet van Eeuwijk is a social anthropologist and historian with expertise in medical anthropology, the anthropology of aging, and political ecology/sustainable development with a focus on East Africa and Southeast Asia. He is a senior lecturer and senior researcher at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel; the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel; the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich; the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern; and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg i.Br. He also regularly teaches anthropological themes at various Indonesian universities. In 2021, he published “Waiting for ‘Good Care’. Biomedicine and the Elderly in North Sulawesi, Indonesia”, Moussons. Presses Universitaires de Provence, 38(2): 29–56. Available at: https://journals.openedition.org/moussons/7957


The editorial team is thrilled that these esteemed scholars will be joining our EAB and will help guide our mission to make A&A more contemporary, diverse, and inclusive of a variety of perspectives. We are certain that their involvement will support our endeavors to promote research that has the potential to shape more inclusive and intellectually equitable aging futures.