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Colonial and Modern Latin America
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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

Burian, Shelley Alice, “Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Period Aymara Ceremonial Garments of Bolivia and Peru: Structure and Significance” (Emory University, R. Stone)

Caplan, Allison, “Their Flickering Creations: Value, Appearance, Animacy, and Surface in Nahua Precious Art” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Crockett, Vivian, “'The Skin of All': The Racial Politics of an Anthropophagic Return in Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Pape” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

de Lacaze Mohrman, Michaëla, “Counter-Spectacles and the Inception of Mass Media Art in Argentina: Marta Minujín's, Environments, Happenings and Performances of the 1960s” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Driggers, Kristopher, “The History of Idolatry and the Codex Durán Paintings” (University of Chicago, C. Brittenham)

Dueck, Kirsten, “The Art of War: Battle Paintings of New Spain, 1665-1714” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Esquivel, Savannah, “Encountering Ornament in Sixteenth-Century Mexican Monasteries” (University of Chicago, C. Brittenham)

Gómez, Ximena, “Nuestra Señora: Confraternal Art and Identity in Early Colonial Lima” (University of Michigan, M. Holmes)

Miller, Hasbrouck, “State Architecture of the Argentine Interior under Juan Domingo Perón, 1946-1955” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Reyes Walton, JoAnna, “Piety, Plata, and Place: Civic Development and Devotion in Colonial Zacatecas” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Rivas Maradiaga, Carlos A., “ Three Years of Surveillance: Aerial Views of El Salvador from the Descripción Geográfico-Moral de la Diócesis de Goathemala, 1768-1770” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Romero, Rosalia, “Transborder Anarchism and Visual Culture in Greater Mexico, 1890-1940” (Duke University, E. Gabara)

Saylor, Miranda, “Sor María de Ágreda and Sacred Art in Eighteenth-Century Mexico” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Thames, Emily K., “Enlightenment, Reform, and Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico: The Art of José Campeche (1751-1809)” (Florida State University, P. Niell)

Vickery, Jo, “Ethnographic Re-Telling: The Art of Lothar Baumgarten” (Princeton, H. Foster)