Culture and emotion: Understanding the connection

July 26, 2016

Award-winning pianist Dr. Rachel Iwaasa presented an evening of Mozart, Beethoven and De Profundis as part of a Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable, Biocultural Hinge: Theorizing Affect and Emotion Across Disciplines.

The Roundtable, held May 1, 2013, took an interdisciplinary approach to exploring how theoretical understanding of emotion can help locate a hinge mechanism to explain the ways cultural experience can have an impact on biological matter. 

Dr. Iwaasa is known for bold and innovative concerts and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada, the United States and Germany. She is part of the sessional faculty at UBC’s School of Music.