Theresa Southam, Ph.D.

Theresa Southam, Ph.D.

Theresa Southam, Ph.D.Theresa Southam is a 2020 PhD in Human and Organizational Development and continues her research as a Fielding ISI Fellow, Fielder Graduate Fellow, and has recently served as a CMMI Fellow. She is coediting a book and writing a chapter for Fielding University Press on unexpected leadership including in older women. A chapter on “naturalizing” intergenerational relations for Sangaku Press in 2022 adds to her publishing on the continuous development of older adults including two articles in the Journal of Certified Senior Advisors: Positive Aging Perspectives and a New Paradigm: Foray (4A) into Aging and Living from Inside Out: The Value of Conscious Aging and the Foray (4a+) Beyond Self Paradigm.

Theresa has contributed blog posts, book reviews, and recently published a portfolio piece for the Journal of Anthropology and Aging Academics as Allies and Accomplices: Practices for decolonized solidarity. Her dissertation 27,000 Sunrises: Everyday Contributions of Grateful and Giving Age 70+ Adults can be found here. As the mother of three amazing adults you’ll find her with them, in her garden, on her bike, skiing in the winter wonderland where she lives or surfing the waves of the west coast of Canada.


Southam, T. (2021a). Crone Development: Influences on Older Women Leading Major Projects. Paper presented at the Aging & Social Change: Eleventh Interdisciplinary Conference, Online.

Southam, T. (2021b). PORTFOLIO: Academics as Allies and Accomplices: Practices for Decolonized Solidarity. Anthropology & Aging, 42(2), 150-165.