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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and Commercial Photography in the United States, 1920-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Abbe, Daniel, “Vision Under Construction: The Politics of Photography after Provoke” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Barth, Catherine, “Frederick Sommer: Photography at the Limits of the Avant-Garde” (Emory University, T. Cronan)

Bateman, Anita, “Ethiopia in Focus: Photography, Nationalism, Diaspora, and Modernization” (Duke University, R. Powell)

Booher, Kaitlin, “Fashioning an Industry: Photography at the Intersection of Aesthetics and Economics, 1912-68” (Rutgers University, A. Zervigón)

Brier, Jessica, “Typophoto and the Reinvention of Photography in Weimar Germany” (University of Southern California, M. Luke)

Chang, Boyoung, “Exploring identities: contemporary Korean photography” (Rutgers University, A. Zervigón)

Choi, Connie H., “A Matter of Building Bridges: Photography and African American Education, 1957–1972” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

Coffineau, Nicole, “Motion in Stillness: Photography, Modernity, and the Avant-Garde in Italy, 1860--1913” (University of Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Cross, Anne, “‘Features of Cruelty Which Could Not Be Described By The Pen’: The Media of Atrocity in Harper’s Weekly 1862-1866” (University of Delaware, J. Hill)

de Laforcade, Sonia, “Áudio-Visual: the Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s” (Princeton, Irene Small)

Dethloff, Maggie, “Material Remains: Photography, Death, and Transformation” (University of California, Irvine, C. Whiting)

Friess, Jennifer, “Energizing Paris: Photography and Electric Light in the Interwar Period” (University of Kansas, J. Pultz)

Gauvin, Ryan, “Punching through Documentary” (The University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Graves, Lauren, “Photography and Place: Picturing New York City During the New Deal” (Boston University, K. Sichel)

Harris, Leila, “Labor and the Picturesque: Photography, Propaganda, and the Tea Industry in Colonial India and Sri Lanka, 1880-1914” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Hazard, Alice, “Weird Copies of Carnage:” Marketing Civil War Photographs of the Dead and the Public Experience of Death in the Nineteenth-Century North” (University of Illinois at Chicago, Higgins, H.)

Isotani, Yusuke, “The Quest for Identity in French Photography: The History of Arts et Métiers Graphiques (1927-1939)” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Golan)

Johnson, Lauren A., “'True Americanism': Images of Race and Citizenship in Ansel Adams's Photobooks, 1940–1960” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Katzin, Jeffrey, “Light and Magic: The History and Potential of Abstract Photography” (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Kindred, Clayton, “An Archaeology of Castration: The Image of the Eunuch in Nineteenth-Century Art” (Ohio State University, A. Shelton)

Ledezma, Deanna, “The Fecundity of Family Photography,” (University of Illinois at Chicago, J. Mekinda)

Mapp, Samuel, “Pictorial Architecture” (University of Pennsylvania, K. Silverman)

Nicolaides, Alexandra, “'The blue and the sky': William Eggleston, 1965-1976” (Stony Brook University, D. Mather).

Peacock, Daniel, “'Living Pictures': Pictorialist Photography and the Illustration of Fiction” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Phillips, Kate, “American Ephemera” (Yale University, J. Raab)

Quinata, Maria, “Black Networks and Photographic Routes in Postcolonial London, 1966 – 1990” (Graduate Center, CUNY, S. Wilson)

Reznick, Jordan, “Unsettling The Steerage: Settler Colonialism at the Dawn of Modernist Photography in America” (University of California, Santa Cruz, M. Berger)

Rivera Fellah, Nadiah, “Stills of Passage: Photography and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1978-1992” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Robinson, Christine, “Modern History: Sarah Charlesworth and Appropriation, 1977-2013” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Rozental, Rotem, “Photographic Archives, Nationalism and the Foundation of the Jewish State, 1903-1948” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Ryan, Caitlin, “Documents of Social Life: Photography in Popular Front France” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Sands, Audrey, “Lisette Model and the Inward Turn of Photographic Modernism” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Schedeen, Kaila, ”Turning Back, Looking Forward: Framing Nation and Identity in the Photography of Tseng Kwong Chi, Carrie Mae Weems, and Will Wilson,” (University of Texas at Austin, C. Smith)

Shaw, Hannah R., “August Sander and the Photographic Conditions of Nazi-Era Germany” (Rutgers University, A. Zervigón)

Shea, Laura Elizabeth. “Photographs from the Road: Inge Morath, Sophie Calle, Sally Mann and Feminist Road Trip Vision” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Stewart, Danielle, “Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo, 1930-1955” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Stoltzfus, Eleanor, “New Womanhood and the Bauhaus: The Avant-Garde Photography of Lucia Moholy” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Stricklin, Krystle, “Grave Visions: Photography, Violence, and Death in the American Empire, 1898-1913” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Swindell, Alisa ”Desire in the Time of AIDS: Art Photography and Images of Desire at the Height of the AIDS Crisis 1985-1995” (University of Illinois at Chicago, L. Yun Lee)

Taylor, Phil, “Raoul Ubac's Photographic Surrealism” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Tifentale, Alise, “ The ‘Olympiad of Photography’: The International Federation of Photographic Art, 1950-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, S. Wilson)
Vickery, Jo, “Ethnographic Re-Telling: The Art of Lothar Baumgarten” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Wang, Bing, “William Pryor Floyd (1834-ca. 1900): The Art and Business of Photography in Nineteenth-Century Hong Kong” (Case Western Reserve University, A. Rager)

Wells, Chloe, “Contentious Categories: Edward Steichen at the Intersection of Photography and Sculpture” (University of Virginia, E. Turner)

White, Rachel, “Graphic Sensations: Vogue and the Politics of the Body, 1930-1945” (UIUC, T. Weissman)