Skyler Negrete is a third-year Ph.D. student who studies 16th-century tea objects and spaces associated with the Japanese practice of chanoyu under Professor Andrew Watsky. She aspires to write about pre-modern chanoyu in its entirety by incorporating the tangible and intangible aspects of the practice. Skyler earned her M.A. in Japanese studies from the University of Michigan in 2012 and her B.A. in Japanese studies from the University of California, San Diego, in 2010. Prior to coming to Princeton, she worked at the University of Michigan Museum of Art as a curatorial research assistant, devouring hundreds of Christie’s and Sotheby’s catalogues in a fantastic subterranean room. She received Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in 2010 and 2011, and was initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 2008.