Laura Sutherland

Laura Sutherland

Doctoral Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Laura Sutherland


 Social Work and Anthropology (SWAN)

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Dementia and personhood
  • Art-based engagement to enhance quality of life and community for older adults
  • Older adults aging in place


  • A.M., Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago
  • B.A. (Dual Degree), Anthropology and History of Art, University of Michigan

Currently teaching

 (TA) PH 2100 Introduction to Public Health

(TA) ANT 2400 Food and Culture, Fall 2019

(TA) PH 3410/ ANT 3410/ GLS 3410 Global Health, Winter 2020

(TA) ANT 1100 Introduction to Anthropology, Winter 2020




Incremental coursework

 Certificate in Art Therapy, Northwestern University