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Latin American/Caribbean Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2014

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Abramovich, Lucia, “Precious Materiality in Colonial Andean Art: Gold, Silver, and Jewels in Paintings of the Virgin” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Aguilar, Margarita, “Traditions and Transformations in the Work of Adal: Surrealism, El Sainete, and Spanglish” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Aguilera, Elizabeth, “Aztec Agricultural Deities: Material Essence of Sacred Objects” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Arias, Juan Carlos, “In Search of a Hungry Cinema: Representations of Hunger in Brazilian Cinema 1960s–2000s” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Bogansky, Amy, “The Merchant’s Middlemen: Factors, Supercargoes, and the Praxis of Exchange in the Early Modern Atlantic World” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Bravo, Doris, “Adventures on Paper and in Travesía: The School of Valparaíso Visualizes America, 1965–1984” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Breatore, Mattthew, “Tansula do Amanal and Emilia Di Carakcauti, 1922–1930: Brazilian Art and Identity” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Breault, Emily, “The Mirror and the Mountain: Reflection, Light, and Yanantin in the Churches of Cusco, Peru” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, E. Pasztory, D. Rosand)

Cesarone, Bernard, “Redeeming Virgins and Heterodox Images in Enlightenment New Spain” (UIUC, O.Vázquez)

Chavez, Yve, “Indigenous Artists and Ingenuity at the California Missions after 1769” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor–Black)

Cordero, Karen, “The Invention of Popular Art: A Paradigm for the Construction of Mexican Visual Culture, 1915–1940” (Yale, M. Miller)

Debin, Megan Lorraine, “Body Traces: Performance against Violence in Mexico, 1994–2012” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor–Black)

Decker-Parks, Arden, “Los Grupos and the Art of Intervention in 1970’s Mexico” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

DeRose, Elizabeth, “Defying Graphic Tradition: Printmaking Strategies of Latin American Conceptualists (1963–1984)” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Donato, Elizabeth, “The Intimate City: The Valparaiso Architecture School in the Urban Sphere, 1952–1972” (CUNY, A. Indych Lopez)

Dosch, Mya, “Creating 1968: Art, Architecture, and the Memory of the Mexican Student Movement” (CUNY, A. Indych-Lopez)

Ericson, Klint, “Sumptuous and Beautiful, As They Were: Architectural Form, Everyday Life, and Cultural Encounter in a Seventeenth-Century New Mexico Mission” (UNC Chapel Hill, E. Douglas)

Fitch, Nicholas, “Technocratic Modernism: The Instituto Torcuato Di Tella and the Avant–Garde in Argentina, 1945–1973” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Fitzpatrick, Elena, “Disseminating Devotion: Christological Imagery in Colonial Mexico and Guatemala” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Floyd, Emily, “Matrices of Devotion: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Limeñian Devotional Prints and Local Religion in the Viceroyalty of Peru” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Franco, Joshua, “Marfa, Marfa: Minimalism, rasquachismo, and Questioning ‘Decolonial Aesthetics’ In Far West Texas” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Gomez, Ximena, “Confraternal Art in Early Colonial Lima: Negotiating Identity through Visual Culture” (Michigan, M. Holmes)

Guerrero–Hernandez, Juan Carlos, “Photography, Video, and Mutilated Bodies: Constellations and Paradoxes in the Representation of Current Violence and Internal Conflict in Contemporary Art in Colombia between 1991 and 2012” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Hyman, Aaron, “Rubens in a New World: Prints, Authorship, and Transatlantic Intertextuality” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Irwin, Christa, “Rome in Lima: Italian Renaissance Influence in Colonial Peruvian Painting” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Jasienski, Adam, “In the Guise of Holiness: Portraiture, Sanctity, and Dynastic Politics under the Spanish Habsburgs” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1916–1946” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Larach, Gustavo, “Discourses of Dissent in Contemporary Honduran Art” (New Mexico, K. Cornejo)

Larsen, Christian, “Aquarela do Brasil: Transnational Flows of Brazilian Design and Material Culture” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Mann, Jonathan, “Portrait of A[nother] Decade: David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1950–1960” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Maroja, Camila, “Framing Latin American Art: Contemporary Institutions and the Configuration of a Regional Identity” (Duke, K. Stiles; E. Gabara)

McCutcheon, Erin L., “Strategic Dis-Positions: Feminist Art in Mexico, 1975–1990” (Tulane, T. Reese)

McHugh, Julia, “Dressing Andean Spaces: Textiles, Painting, and Architecture in the Colonial Imagination” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor–Black)

McMahon, Brendan, “Colors of Deception: The Arts of Iridescence in the Early Modern Spanish World” (USC, D. Bleichmar)

Mellado, Marina, “The Architecture of Knowledge: The Jesuit College of Oaxaca” (Virginia Commonwealth, M. Schreffler)

Ortega, Emmanuel, “Violence and Virtue in the Provinces of New Spain: Images of Novohispanic Franciscan Martyrs in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico” (New Mexico, R. Hernandez-Dúran)

Potter, Berit, “Grace McCann Morley and the Dialectical Exchange of Modern Art in the Americas, 1935–1958” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow, E. Sullivan)

Raabe, Vanessa, “Dissident Desires: Mapping Queer Ethos in Chilean Visual Art, 1975–1990” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor–Black)

Reinoza , Tatiana, “Latino Print Cultures in the U.S., 1970–2008” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Rivera, Alfredo, “Revolutionizing Modernities: Visualizing Utopia in 1960s Havana, Cuba” (Duke, R. Powell; E. Gabara)

Roberts, Jodi, “Photography and the Contested Spaces of Buenos Aires under Juan Domingo Perón” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Lubar)

Ryu, Sara, “Calendar, Column, Crucifix: Material Reuse in the Early Modern Transatlantic World” (Yale, M. Miller)

Saracino, Jennifer, “Shifting Landscapes: Depictions of Environmental and Cultural Disruption in the Mapa Uppsala of Mexico–Tenochtitlan” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Secco, Maria Noël, “Luis Camnitzer: Le concept de l’artiste latino américain” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Serrano, Blanca, “Between Limit and Possibility: Reflections on the Visual Culture of Recycling in 1990s Cuban Art” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Simmons, Briana “The House that Coffee Built: The Atlantic Commerce, Material Culture, and Architecture of a Brazilian Plantation System” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Spivak, Deborah, “Painted Images of Cuzco’s Corpus Christi Festival: Social Conflict and Cultural Strategy in Viceregal Peru” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Steverlynck, María-Laura, “The School of the South Experiment: The Pedagogy and Legacy of a New World Modernism” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Strauss, Stephanie, “Rethinking Epi-Olmec: The Art and Epigraphy of the Late Preclassic Isthmus of Tehuantepec” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography 1973–1986” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Temkin, Susanna, “Une arte social y revolucionario (A Social and Revolutionary Art): Marcedo Pogolotti and the International Avant–Garde” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Thomas, Tashima, “An Imperial Diet: From Cacao to Coconuts; Representing Edible Bodies in the Americas from the Nineteenth Century to the Present” (Rutgers, T. Flores)

Vicario, Niko, “Import/Export: Raw Materials, Hemisperic Expertise, and the Making of Latin American Art, 1933–1945” (MIT, C. Jones)

Wolf, Caroline ‘Olivia’, “Isolated Monsters: Neocolonial Architecture, Immigrant Patronage; The Crafting of Transnational Identification in Modern Argentina, 1900–1940” (Rice, S. Hamadeh)

Zimmerman, Rachel, “Global Luxuries at Home: The Material Possessions of an Elite Family in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais, Brazil” (Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)