Graduate student (Japanese history)
Michelle is a Ph.D. candidate in Japanese History in the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures at Columbia University where her research focuses on the architectural, technological, and social history of the dwelling and daily life in twentieth-century Japan. The recipient of a Fulbright Graduate Study/Research Award and Fulbright-Hays DDRA grant, she is currently conducting her dissertation research on the history of water-related technology and space in the Japanese home as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo. Before beginning her Ph.D., Michelle received a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, where she was awarded the American Institute of Architects Medal for Excellence in All Efforts and Association of Licensed Architects Student Merit Award. Her thesis research examined the history of postwar Japanese new towns. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College in 2007.
Q1: How are you collaborating with SEKISUI HOUSE-KUMA LAB?
A1: I will give a lecture on 10 May 2022.
Q2: What is in your photo?
A2: Some books from my collection of historical texts about water-related space and equipment.
Q3: Please let us know if the photo contains something worth mentioning.
Q4: Tell us about your recent interests.
A4: These days I am enjoying walking around Aoyama Reien and other areas in my neighborhood. I also enjoy drawing or painting the plants and environment I observe during my walks.