Field: East Asia; Advisor: Pflugfelder/Kreitman; Year: 2016
Michelle L. Hauk’s research explores the social, cultural, and material history of domestic architecture in Japan through the lens of water and water-related technologies. Her research on water combines her interest in urban and architectural history with the histories of technology, everyday life, and gender and family dynamics in Japan. Before entering the Ph.D. program at Columbia University, Michelle taught design studio and architectural history at the Sam Fox School of Art & Design at Washington University in St. Louis, including a history seminar on Women in Architecture. Michelle earned an M.Arch and MSAS at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015 and received her BA in studio art and East Asian studies from Kalamazoo College.