Tiera Satchebell


Housing Histories: Understanding Influences on Housing Preferences, Aspirations, and Attainment

Advised by Jennifer Molinsky

Storytelling is such an important activity because narratives help people to organize their experiences into meaningful episodes that call upon cultural nodes of reasoning and representation.
—Berger, 1997.

This thesis seeks to answer the question of how housing histories of the previous generation reflect or influence the current generation’s housing histories, aspirations, and preferences through the lens of a single family. By allowing people to tell their own stories, it allows for an in-depth narrative of housing experiences and how housing responses and policies impacted housing preferences, aspirations, and attainment across generations.

Tiera Satchebell, MUP. A black-and-white photo-collage with the word "History" printed on it.