Field: Japanese History
Advisors: Gregory Pflugfelder & Paul Kreitman
Michelle L. Hauk studies the social, cultural, and material history of architecture in Japan and is interested in urban history, domestic architecture, and gender studies. Her research topics include café architecture in interwar Tokyo and the history of running water in modern public housing. Before entering the Ph.D. program at Columbia University, she taught studio and architectural history at the Sam Fox School of Art & Design at Washington University in St. Louis, including a course 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.