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Pre-Columbian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2009

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Burdick, Catherine, “Text and Image in Classic Maya Art” (UIC, V. Miller)

Cole, Ethan, “Pottery and Politics at San José de Moro, Peru AD 450 to 950” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Earley, Caitlin Cargile, “At the Edge of the Maya World: Art, Politics, and Ritual in the Comitan Valley” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Finegold, Andrew, “The Art of War: Depictions of Conflict in Mesoamerican Murals” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

George, Angela, “The Old New World: Unearthing Mesoamerican Antiquity in the Art and Culture of the United States, 1839–1893” (Maryland, College Park, S. Promey)

George, Jeremy, “The Cultural Poetics of Inka Architecture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Granados-Salinas, Rosario Inés, “The Forgotten Protectress: Devotion, Aesthetics, and Society in the Cult of Our Lady of Remedios (Mexico City, 1520–1811)” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Henderson, Lucia Ross, “Preclassic Kaminaljuyú: Reconstructing a Lost Maya City through Its Visual Record” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey, D. Stuart)

Hoobler, Ellen, “The Limits of Memory: Alfonso Caso and Narratives of Tomb Assemblage from Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico, 500–800 and 1931–1949 CE” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Jones, Kimberly Lynn, “The ‘Fine River’: Ritual Canals in Ancient Peru” (UT Austin, S. Bourget)

Lyall, Victoria, “Picturing Place: Terminal Classic Mural Painting in the Northern Maya Lowlands” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Machado, John Louis Jr., “The Murals of Las Higueras, Vera Cruz, Mexico” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Matusik, Taryn, “The Image Breakers: Sculptural Mutilation among the Olmec and Maya” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

McGarry, Renee, “Exotic Contact: Flora and Fauna in Mexica Visual Culture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Park, Yumi, “The Engraved Head Motif on Cupinisque Style Vessels: Innovation and Appropriation in Early Andean Art” (Virginia Commonwealth, J. Farmer)

Richter, Kim, “Identity Politics: Huastec Sculpture and the Postclassic International Style and Symbol Set” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Rojas, Alejandra, “Flora Incognita: Knowledge and the New World in Four Sixteenth-Century Herbals” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Scher, Sarah, “States of Dress: Gender, Role, and Status in Moche Art” (Emory, R. Stone)

Steinbach, Penny Janice, “Sacrificing the Jaguar Baby: Understanding a Classic Maya Myth on Codex-Style Ceramics” (UT Austin, D. Stuart, J. Guernsey)

Terry, James, “Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanna and the Central Yucatan” (Yale, M. Miller)

Trever, Lisa Senchyshyn, “Mural Painting and Architectural Sculpture on the North Coast of Peru (200–900 CE)” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Vila Llonch, Elisenda, “Conveying Power in the Andes: Ancient and Viceregal Litters from Peru” (Maryland, College Park, J. Pillsbury)

Waldron, Lawrence, “Like Turtles, Islands Float Away: Emergent Distinctions in Zoomorphic Iconography in Saladoid Ceramics of the Lesser Antilles, 250 BCE to 650 CE” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Walker, Virginia Kay, “Malinalco: Contextualizing Architecture and Landscape in the Aztec Periphery” (UT Austin, D. Stuart)

Werness, Maline Diane, “Chocholá Ceramics and the Polities of Northwestern Yucatan” (UT Austin, D. Stuart)