Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

African Art (sub-Saharan)
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2012

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Apotsos, Michelle, “Constructing Culture: Architecture and Contemporary Islamic Identity in Northern Ghana” (Stanford, B. Martinez-Ruiz)

Bares, Eva, “Finding Place: Diaspora Experiences in Contemporary African Women’s Art” (Stony Brook University, B. Frank)

Baskin, Jill, “Picturing Freedom’s Shores: The Visual Culture of African Americans in Liberia, 1821–1865” (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Becker, Natasha, “Local vs. Global: The Johannesburg Bienniales and the Production of Contemporary Art in a Post-Apartheid South Africa” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Cohen, Joshua, “Masks and the Modern: African/European Encounters in Twentieth-Century Art” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Colard, Sandrine, “Photography in the Colonial Congo” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Cowcher, Kate, “Between Revolutionary Motherland or Death: Art and Visual Culture in Socialist Ethiopia” (Stanford, B. Martinez-Ruiz, P. Lee)

Dumouchelle, Kevin, “Traditions of Modernity in an African City: Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Kumasi” (Columbia, S. Vogel)

Gant, Kimberli, “Eko o ni baje (May Lagos Be Indestructible): Visual Representations of Lagos, Nigeria from 1960 to 2008” (UT Austin, E. Chambers, C. Smith)

Greenfield, Ingrid, “A Moveable Continent: Collecting Africa in Renaissance Italy” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Hale, Catherine M., “Asante Stools: A Diachronic Study” (Harvard University, S. P. Blier)

Hellman, Amanda, “Developing the Colonial Museum Project in British Nigeria” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Hurd, Jessica, “Traveling Serpents, Portable Pots: Dogon Art in Today’s International Galleries and Museums and Its Relationship with Dogon Rural Creative Practices in Mali” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Jones, Erica P., “The Multiple Lives of Objects: Museums, Heritage, and Modernity in the Cameroon Grassfields” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Kart, Susan, “From Direct Carving to Recuperation: The Art of Moustapha Dime in Post-Independence Senegal 1974–1997” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson, B. Lawal)

Larsen, Lynne A. E., “The Royal Palace of Dahomey: Symbol of a Transforming Nation” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Lortie, Marie, “Afrique en Créations: French Patronage of Contemporary Art from Africa and the Diaspora” (Toronto, E. Harney)

Majeed, Risham, “Alternating Alterities: Exhibiting Medieval and African Art at the Trocadéro, 1878–1937” (Columbia, S. Murray, S. Vogel)

Nzewi, Ugochukwu-Smooth, “Dak’Art Biennial in the Making of Contemporary African Art, 1992–Present” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Paoletti, Giulia, “La Connaisance du Réel: Fifty Years of Photography in Senegal (1910–60)” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Rogers, Amanda, “The Art of Religious Authority: Women’s Henna Adornment and Moroccan Islam(s)” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Ross, Emma, “Aesthetic Experience and Expression: Representation of Dan Women in the Cote d’Ivoire” (Yale, R. Thompson)

Sheldon, Brittany, “Visualizing Cultural Identity: Tradition and Innovation in Wall Paintings by
Women in Northern Ghana” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Teriba, Adedoyin, “Afro-Brazilian Ideals in the Architecture of Southwest Nigeria (ca. 1880–1960)” (Princeton, da Costa Meyer)

Wilson, Leslie, “Beyond Committed, Past Concerned: Photography as a Documentary Medium in Post-Apartheid South Africa” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Zengotitabengoa, Beatriz, “Horse Power: Equestrian Ensembles and the Shape of Authority at the Bariba Court of Nikki, Benin” (Michigan, D. Doris, R. Silverman)