Royal College of Art
Critical Historical Studies


Sarah Teasley’s research takes historical case studies from product, furniture and architectural design and manufacturing in Japan since the late nineteenth century to consider broader questions around design, technology and society. Sarah publishes and lectures actively in East Asia, Europe and North America. At the Royal College of Art, she teaches on the History of Design MA, supervises MPhil and PhD research in History of Design and Critical & Historical Studies (CHS), and serves as CHS liaison tutor for the Design Interactions, Design Products and Innovation Design Engineering programmes.
Biography: Dr Sarah Teasley received her PhD from the Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies of the University of Tokyo. She also holds degrees from Princeton University and Musashino Art University. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative on Information Studies (2007) and at Musashino Art University (2009), and is a research associate of the Japan Research Centre at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is an Honorary Mellon Fellow and Fulbright recipient.