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

Incremental coursework

 Certificate in Art Therapy, Northwestern University

Courses taught

(TA) ANT 2400 Food and Culture, Fall 2019

(TA) PH 3410/ ANT 3410/ GLS 3410 Global Health, Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2021, Spring/Summer 2022

(TA) ANT 1100 Introduction to Anthropology, Winter 2020




Courses taught by Laura Sutherland

Winter Term 2023 (current)

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022