Laura Yakas

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Laura Yakas

Doctoral Student in Anthropology & Social Work

  • About

    Laura's research focuses on personal and community growth and transformation in Psychosocial Clubhouses in Michigan, specifically how crucial the social relationships and partnerships are that distinguish it from other mental health services. Despite doing an ethnography with people experiencing mental illness, she doesn't directly focus on exclusion, structural violence, illness, or suffering, but rather the everyday things in life that make us human in this socio-cultural context such as friendship, romance, family, and work.

  • Education
    • BA, Anthropology, Kenyon College