Michelle Christensen is a sociologist and designer specialising in design research and the 'practice of theory'. Her research interests include trans- and postdisciplinarity, design methodology and epistemology, the politics of objects and the social dimension of ‘thingness’. Michelle studied Political Sociology at Roskilde University in Denmark (BA), Conflict Studies at Utrecht University (MA), Gender Studies at the University of Amsterdam (MSc), and Integrated Design at the Köln International School of Design in Cologne (MA). She has worked at the Crisis Department of Amnesty International USA, was a Humanity in Action Fellow in Copenhagen and Amsterdam, and a Congressional Fellow in the United States Congress in Washington DC. She has given academic courses and workshops in conflict analysis, gender studies, design and research methods in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Cologne and Berlin. Currently she is working on her doctoral research at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she also teaches design research courses, and since 2014 she is a board member of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF).