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  1. Click the LOGIN button on the top right of the page. Enter your member information or click Forgot Password to have it sent to you.
  2. Once logged in, click MY ACCOUNT then Update Profile to join the interest group(s) that are right for you.
  3. Go to GSA Connect to complete your member profile with a photo, bio, and more. 
  4. Once in GSA Connect, search for members who share your interests through the Advanced Member Directory
  5. Browse the Open Forum and share a post by asking a question or uploading a resource.

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  1. Browse the online archives and recent issues of all GSA's journals by logging in at (See above).
  2. Click Publications on the main menu and select the journal you would like to read. 
  3. You will be navigated to the journal's Oxford University Press page.


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  1. Watch any of the on-demand learning webinars online anytime.
  2. Enroll in Mentor Match
  3. Find or post a job on AgeWork.




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  1. If you'vee been a member of GSA in the past, login using the button on the top right corner.
  2. Once logged in, click MY ACCOUNT.
  3. Select Renew Membership

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Join or renew your GSA membership, to connect to, collaborate with, and learn from others who are equally dedicated to the study of better aging. If you are a new member joining in September, be sure to list the name of the GSA member who referred you so you can receive your special gift from GSA! If you are a renewing member, just Login using the button on the top right of the page and then select Renew Membership.

You’ll receive members-only access to:


  • Online access to GSA’s five preeminent journals.
  • New research papers on what’s hot in aging policy, research, and practice.
  • Subscription to Gerontology News, the monthly newsletter that includes industry news, funding opportunities, and a student column.
  • Up to 30% off external publishing company offerings such as Oxford University Press.

Job Opportunities

  • Build your resume with leadership opportunities through committees and awards.
  • Free webinars for members focusing on professional development.


  • Login to GSA Connect, the online members-only platform to connect to your peers. Through discussion communities and an advanced directory.
  • Make contacts at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Members receive a discounted registration rate.
  • Collaborate across disciplines in topic-focused interest groups.

Join today





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Humanities and arts scholars focusing on issues of aging are scattered across all academic disciplines. GSA’s Humanities and the Arts Committee seeks to cultivate a vibrant, supportive community that integrates these scholars so that they can work together and learn from each other.

To aid these efforts, GSA offers eminent opportunities:

  • to publish through The Gerontologist (a highly respected academic journal that provides a multidisciplinary perspective on human aging)
  • to present work at the Annual Scientific Meeting held each November
  • to develop networks with others in the field

Many scholars who work in this domain have academic backgrounds in the humanities, ranging from traditional disciplines as history, literature, theology, and philosophy, to more recent ones such as cultural studies, disability studies, narrative studies, gender studies, performance studies, theatre studies, environmental studies, architecture, or linguistics.

They may address such topics as:

  • How has old age been portrayed at various points in the past?
  • What tropes of aging continue to form our current views and experiences of growing old?
  • How can alternative images of aging be conceived?
  • How can scarce resources be justly allocated in an aging society?
  • Are there differences between the narratives of older women and men?

If you are a scholar of one of the humanities and arts disciplines and are interested in aging, later life, and the question of old age, consider joining GSA.  You’ll find a new place and a warm welcome within the Society.

Humanities and the Arts Committee Members


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