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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Boyle, Brigid, “Visions of Black Masculinity: Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Orientalist Imaginary” (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Castro, Maria, “Between Paris and São Paulo: Tarsila do Amaral’s Brasilidade” (University of Pittsburgh, J. Josten)

Chakravorty, Swagato, “Displaced Cinema: Moving Images and the Politics of Location in Contemporary Art” (Yale University, C. Buckley, F. Casetti)

Denison, James, “Their America: Race, Place, the Stieglitz Circle, and the Historiography of Modern American Art” (University of Michigan, R. Zurier)

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

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1880-1930” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Lathrop, Perrin, “A Sublime Art: Akinola Lasekan and Colonial Modernism in Nigeria” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Lombard, Jacqueline, “Creating Images, Creating Race: Color, Form, and Racial Identity in Tenth through Thirteenth-Century Images” (University of Pittsburgh, S. Fozi)

Masterson, Caitlin, “Crafting Memory: Material Culture and Identity in Southern Monuments, 1861-1940” (Rice University, J. Manca)

Olya, Najee, “Constructing the African in Ancient Greek Vase-Painting: Images, Meanings, and Contexts” (University of Virginia, T.J. Smith)

Pushaw, Bart, “The Global Invention of Art: Race and Visual Sovereignity in the Colonial Baltic 1860-1915” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Schilaro Santa Rosa, Tatiane, “The Undoing of Celebrations: Art and the Myth of Racial Democracy in Brazil” (University of California, Santa Cruz, J. González)

Seltzer, Kylynn, “Housing Identities: Racial Anxieties in Paris, 1870-1892” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

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

Tang, Jenny, “Genealogies of Confinement in Twentieth-Century American Art” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Townsend, Phillip A., “Visualizing Displacement in the Black Atlantic: María Magdalena Campos-Pons” (The University of Texas at Austin, C. Smith)

Tyquiengco, Marina, “Articulating the Indigenous Self through the Body” (University of Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Yasumura, Grace, “Invisible Men, Invisible Women: Labor, Race, and the (re)Construction of American Citizenship in New Deal Post Office Murals” (University of Maryland, College Park)