Rina Sugawara

Rina Sugawara
Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Twentieth-century music and form, psychoanalysis, philosophy
Education: MA, University of Minnesota, 2018; MMus, University of Michigan, 2016; BMus, Baldwin Wallace University, 2014


Rina Sugawara is a clarinetist and music theorist who studies the intersections of music, literature, and psychoanalysis. She is especially interested in fantasy as a literary genre, musical form, and psychoanalytic concept. She is also drawn to things that simultaneously look/sound/feel cute and uncanny such as Miyazaki films, children’s literature, and puppets.