Sarah Teasley Dr. Sarah Teasley is joint head of the V&A/RCA History of Design MA/PhD programme and Reader in Design History and Theory at the Royal College of Art in London, UK. Her research takes case studies from the history of design and industry to consider and engage broader issues in design, society and technology today. She is a specialist in modern to contemporary Japanese history, and in methodologies for design history and practice. Publications include Global Design History (Routledge, 2011), the bilingual English-Japanese text 20th Century Design History (Petit Grand Publishing, 2005), and Designing Modern Japan (Reaktion, forthcoming). She taught previously at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Northwestern University. She is Associate Editor of the journal Design and Culture and former Vice-President of the Design Studies Forum.