Batja Mesquita in Conversation with Sally Haldorson

Sally Haldorson, Batja Mesquita

August 08, 2022


We invite our reading community to come along as we take a deeper look at Between Us: How Cultures Create Emotions and learn more about author Batja Mesquita through this live-streamed interview.

In this series, we invite our reading community to come along as we take a deeper look at new books and learn more about their authors through live-streamed interviews.

This interview with Batja Mesquita was conducted by our Managing Director Sally Haldorson on July 28th. Here is the full video of that interview.

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Batja Mesquita is a social psychologist, an affective scientist, and a pioneer of cultural psychology. She is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Leuven, Belgium, where she studies the role of culture in emotions, and of emotions in culture and society. Mesquita spent her postdoctoral years at the University of Michigan, where she was part of the "culture and cognition group" that played a key role in the start of cultural psychology. She is director of the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology in Leuven.

About Sally Haldorson

Sally’s mission as Porchlight’s Managing Director is to make Porchlight a great place to work for employees, and a consistently high-performing service organization for everyone in or orbiting the publishing industry. Over her 25 years with the company, she has developed a penchant for business strategy, organizational management, and the history and evolution of business, both as a socio-economic force and a literary genre. She helped craft three editions of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, and has a Masters in English. Outside of work, she is likely to be reading, cooking, playing tennis, and hanging out with her husband, son, and two dogs.

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