Dr. Fugate is a world-wide expert of emotion theory and perception, trained in the cognitive underpinnings of how people construct emotion through their language. She is the author of numerous empirical and theoretical pieces on the role of language in emotion, as well as a certified Facial Action Coder. She received her PhD from Emory University in Comparative Social Cognition, completing two postdocs in human emotion with the renowned psychologist and author, Lisa Feldman Barrett at Northeastern University. Dr. Fugate is now an associate professor at the University of MA- Dartmouth. She recently worked with Malcolm Gladwell on his new book, Talking to Strangers, and was awarded Scholar of the Year at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth in 2019.
“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution”Theodosius Dobzhansky