Michael Thornton

Michael Thornton

Mather House Adviser
Michael  Thornton

DWF Office Hours: Please sign up online for an appointment. If no slots are available, or if you cannot make any of the available times, please email me. I am also available via Skype or telephone; email me to set up an appointment

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.



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Robinson Hall L22
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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