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Design History
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Bardeen, David P., “Wood and Its Afterlives: Making and Using Renaissance Intarsia, 1450-1525” (UCLA, B. Wilson)

Bonin, Christianna, “Radical in the Making: Art, Craft, and Politics in the Soviet Union, 1905-75” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Bratton, Lyndsay, “The Artěl Cooperative (1908–1934): Crafting Czech Modernity” (University of Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Brown, Marlise, “The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

de Silva, Nushelle, “Protocols for the Permanently Peripatetic: The Emergence of the Globally Circulating Exhibition, 1946-1980” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Dibble, Rebecca, “Making the War: Sentimentality and Materiality in the American Civil War” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Dupertuis, Lindsay, “The Ornament of the Mind: Istoriato Maiolica and the Luxury of Reading in Renaissance Urbino and Beyond” (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Fanning, Colin, “Bringing Theory to Form: Katherine and Michael McCoy, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the Expanded Discourse of Design, 1971–2005” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Murphy)

Gerstenecker, Elyse, “In Some Way Southern: Lycett Studios, Newcomb Pottery, and Design in the New South, 1883-1910” (University of Virginia, R. Wilson)

Glasscock, Ann, “Hudson Roysher: Silversmith, Designer, Craftsman” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, N. Marshall)

Gordon-Fogelson, Robert, “Total Integration: Design, Business, and Society in the United States, 1935–1975” (University of Southern California, A. Ogata)

Grimes, Kaitlin, “The Materiality of Northern and Central European Ivory Sculpture, ca. 1600–1775” (University of Missouri, M. Yonan)

Joy, Kate Lanford, “Silver and Silverplate in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Boston: Obadiah Rich, Newell Harding, and Roswell Gleason” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Keagle, Matthew, “‘An Uniform Is Granted by All to be Absolutely Necessary’: A Cultural History of Military Dress in the Revolutionary Atlantic” (Bard Graduate Center, J. Collins)

Larnerd, Joseph, “Decorative Cut Glass and the Working Class in America, 1876 to 1916” (Stanford University, A. Nemerov)

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

Leonard, Sarah, “‘The beauty of the bough-hung banks’: William Morris in the Thames Landscape” (University of Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

Mills, Sarah, “Modern Form: Weaving and Fiber Art in the United States, 1935-1956” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Bletter)

Mounce, Kiersten, “The Revolutionary Life of the Chaise sandows, 1928-1937” (University of Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

Murali, Deepthi, “The Politics, Intersensoriality, and Performativity of Transcultural Decorative Arts of Kerala, India” (University of Illinois at Chicago, C. Becker)

Nelson, Meredith, “Adorning Venus: Roman Gold Body Chains, the Corpus, and Their Context” (Bard Graduate Center, E. Simpson)

Nordyke, Marisa Gomez “Fabricating the American Dream: Stressed-Skin Technology and the American Home 1930-1965” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Olson, Christine, “Owen Jones and the Epistemologies of Nineteenth-Century Design” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Perry, Rebecca, “Problematic Bodies: Dressing Pre-Adolescent Girls in the United States, 1930-1965” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Ogata)

Rabie, Haneen, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Reuse in Postmodern Design” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Sadoyan, Lilit. “Meuble and Mobility: Furniture in Long-Eighteenth-Century France” (University of California, Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson and M. Meadow)

St. George, Elizabeth, “A “Beautiful Household” for Czechoslovakia: Krásná jizba and Notions of Modern Living, 1927-1938” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Su, Wenjie, “Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-European Encounters, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Wilder, Courtney, “Brilliant Extremes: Novel Impressions in Printed Textiles, 1815-1851” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)