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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Ayad, Lara, “Egypt’s Morphing Modernisms: Representing Women, Cultural Identity, and Class in Modern Egyptian Art, 1933–1973” (Boston, C. Becker)

Beck Cohen, Stephanie, “The Visual State: Liberian Quilting and Cultural Diplomacy, 1847–2014” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Colard, Sandrine, “Photography in the Colonial Congo, 1885–1960” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Cooney, Lynne, “The Transparent Glass Cabinet: The Politics of Display in Exhibitions in Johannesburg after Apartheid” (Boston, C. Becker)

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

Fenton, Rebecca, “Cloth as Conduit: Fashion and Commerce in Mali’s Diasporas” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Fine, Jonathan, “Mandu Yenu Thrones: Tradition, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Bamum Kingdom, 1885–2008” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Gundlach, Cory K., “Spirited Objects: Lobi Art in West Africa and Beyond” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Hurd, Jessica, “A Material World: Confluences between ‘Contemporary’ Urban Dogon Art and Rural Dogon Creative Practices in Mali” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Jakubowski, Dan, “Analog Constellation, Digital Assemblages: Contemporary Egyptian Video Art and the Politics of Modernity” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Kirkwood, Meghan L. E., “The Representation of Landscape in Contemporary South African Photography” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Lima, Alvaro Luis, “Revolutionary (Dis)associations: Modern Art in Mozambique” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Lortie, Marie, “Afrique en Créations: Transnational Patronage in the Francophonie” (Toronto, E. Harney)

Martinez, Eugenia S., “Arabic Script in Action: Calligraphy in Senegalese Religious Visual Culture” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Martino, Allison Joan, “Stamping History: Stories of Social Change in Ghana’s Adinkra Cloth” (Michigan, D. Doris; R. Silverman)

Masilela, Nomaduma, “Set Setal’s Imaginaire: Intervention in Public Space, Historiography, and Conceptualism” (Columbia, K. Jones)

Miller, Ashley, “Locating ‘Heritage’ in Morocco: Colonial Notions of Cultural Heritage and the Promotion of Morocco’s Decorative Arts under the French Protectorate (1912–1931)” (Michigan, R. Silverman)

Schade, Jill Baskin, “Picturing Freedom’s Shores: The Visual Culture of Liberian Colonization, 1821–1861” (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Sheldon, Brittany, “Visualizing Culture: Traditional Women’s Artistry in Ghana’s Upper East Region” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Sims, Theresa, “Photography and Zulu Vernacular Portraiture, 1860 to the Present” (Harvard, S. Blier)

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

Underwood, Joseph, “Platforms for Defining and Disseminating ‘Contemporary Art’ of Senegal, 1960–2015” (Stony Brook University, B. Frank)

Wilson, Leslie, “Past Black and White: The Color of Photography in South Africa, 1994–2004” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Windmuller-Luna, Kristen, “Building Faith: Ethiopian Art and Architecture during the Jesuit Interlude, 1557–1632” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Zengotitabengoa, Beatriz, “Dressing the Horse: Visualizing Court Power in the Bariba Kingdom of Nikki, Benin” (Michigan, D. Doris; R. Silverman)