GRADUATION: May 2018
Michael specialises in early-modern and modern Japan, with a focus on the history of Japanese cities and urbanization. He aims to situate Japan's urban experience in transnational and global networks. In his dissertation, which traces the history of Sapporo in the nineteenth century, he explores the relationship between urban growth and state expansion in colonial Hokkaido. In 2016-17, he will be the Departmental Teaching Fellow, and Head Tutor for the sophomore tutorial, History 97.