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

Twentieth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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

Adams, Harrison, “Photography in the First Person: Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, Francesca Woodman, Nan Goldin and Sally Mann” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Ahern, Mallory, “Factory Forms: Reproducing Images in the Postwar United States” (Yale University, F. Casetti, C. Buckley)

Alvarez, Andrea, “The Art and Pedagogy of Josef Albers” (Virginia Commonwealth University, M. Lindauer)

An, Jamin, “Constructing Artist Identities: Henry Geldzahler at the Intersection of Artistic Need and Artistic Celebrity” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Antonucci, Marica, “After Engagement: Art and Community in Italy 1960-1978” (Johns Hopkin University, M. Warnock)

Ari, Nisa, “Cultural Mandates, Artistic Missions, and ‘The Welfare of Palestine,’ 1876-1948” (MIT, C. Jones and N. Rabbat)

Arnadottir, Heida, “The Conceptual, the Romantic, and the Nonhuman: The SÚM Group and the Emergence of Contemporary Art in Iceland, 1965–1978” (The University of British Columbia, T. Smith)

Bacall, Analisa Coats, “Post-Function: U.S. Fiber Art between Bauhaus and Feminist Textiles” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Bacon, Alex, “Opaque Surfaces and Lived Illusions: Minimalism and the Status of Painting in the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Badgett, Virginia Reynolds, “Robert Henri’s Women: Art, Individuality and Influence” (University of California, Santa Barbara, E.B. Robertson)

Bane, Sarah N., “Join the Club: Regional Print Clubs in the United States during the Interwar Period” (University of California, Santa Barbara, E.B. Robertson)

Barragán, Maite, “Mediating Modernity: Visual Culture and Class in Madrid, 1926-1936” (Temple University, A. Nelson; G. Silk)

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

Bartunkova, Barbora, “Between East and West: Toyen and Adolf Hoffmeister” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Bassi Cendra, Giovanna M., “Tectonics of Development: Mineral Extraction and the Architecture of the University-City in South America, 1945-1975” (Rice University, F. López-Durán)

Behan, Antonia, “‘The Brain of the Machine’: Ethel Mairet's Textile Laboratory” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Bentley, Brian, “Popistas of Underdevelopment: Brazilian New Figuration, 1963–1970” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Beresford, Amanda, “Count Étienne de Beaumont, Dance, and the Contest for the Avant-Garde” (Washington University in St. Louis, J. Klein)

Bigman, Alexander, “Specters of Fascism in Post-Conceptual Art, 1974 - 1984” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Slifkin)

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

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

Boone, Jobyl, “Christo and Jean-Claude in the United States, 1964-2005” (University of Delaware, J. Horton)

Borowitz, Maggie, “Caught by Surprise: Intimacy and Feminist Politics in the work of Magali Lara” (University of Chicago, M. Sullivan)

Bradley, Lorinda Roorda, “The Spirit of Exhibition and Visual Pedagogy in the Work of Charles and Ray Eames” (University of Missouri, K. Schwain)

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

Brennan, Christine, “The Brummer Gallery and Its Impact on the Market for Medieval Art and Collectors in Twentieth-Century Paris and New York” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

Bucarelli, Viviana, “Awe in Quietude: Transcendentalist Magic Realism” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Bucilla, Drew, “Europ: Expanded Cinema, Projection and the Film Co-op in Western Europe, 1966-1979” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Burton, Johanna, “The Content of Context: Appropriation in American Art of the 1980s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Campbell, Andrianna, “Norman Lewis: Linearity, Pedagogy and Activism in his Abstract Expressionism, 1946-1964” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Carletti, Sabrina, “The Work of Xul Solar; Modernity, Cosmopolitanism and the Revision of Figuration” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Carter, Kristen, “Enraged and Confused: Art After Student Revolt, circa 1970” (The University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Chaim, Jordan Karney, “Permanent Presence: Artists, Exhibition Spaces, and the Rise of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, 1970-1990” (Boston University, G. Williams)

Chase, Mallorie, “The State at Home: Building Politics and Intimate Propaganda during Portugal's Dictatorship, 1933-74” (University of California, Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Christopher, David, “The Toronto New Wave, Postanarchist Cinema Theory, and the Progressive Apocalypse” University of Victoria, L. McLarty)

Clifford, Benjamin, “Painting After Modernism: Rethinking Historical Change” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Cohen, Lucas, “Port of Flanders: Jef Geys and Belgium in the 1970s” (Columbia University, R. Krauss)

Cook, English J. “Urban, Embodied: Cinema and a Phenomenology of Architecture” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J-L Cohen)

Cooke, Erica, “The Dia Art Foundation: The Formation of Site, Address and Audience” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Cowan, Sarah, “Mending Abstraction: Howardena Pindell's Black Feminisms” (University of California, Berkeley; J. Bryan-Wilson)

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

Croggon, Nicholas, “Reconstructing the Utopian Moment: Experimental Video Practices in the Late 1960s and 1970s” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Cushing, Douglas, “Interwar Romanticism, Revolution, and Modernism on Display in transition” (University of Texas at Austin, L. Henderson)

Czerwinski, Mikolaj, “ 'An Intelligent, Complex, and Human Design Project': Design as Social and Political Practice in Poland 1956-1972” (University of Illinois at Chicago, J. Mekinda)

Davidow, Jackson, “Viral Visions: Art, Epidemiology, and Spatial Practices in the Global AIDS Pandemic” (MIT, C. Jones)

Davison, Marianna, “Places for People: Aesthetics and Ethics of Landscape Reclamation in the Pacific Northwest” (University of California, Irvine, J. Nisbet)

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

Defossez, Julie, “Life Support: Labor, Gender, & Care in Mierle Laderman Ukeles's Maintenance Art” (The Ohio State University, K. Paulsen)

Demby, Nicole, “The Diplomatic Image: Framing Art and Internationalism, 1945-1960” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Demir, Duygu, “A Syncretic Modernism: Articulations of Painting in Turkey, 1933-1964” (MIT, C. Jones)

Dentzer, Julie G., “François Dufrêne, les dessous” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)

Derom, Edouard, “Group ZERO: New Interpretations” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Di Cicco, Rachel, “The Cosmopolitan Imagination of Erika Giovanna Klien” (University of Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

DiBenedetto, Erica, “Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt's Art, 1965–1980” (Princeton, B. Doherty and H. Foster)

DiTillio, Jessi, “After the Punchline: American Parody since 1970 as Generative Form” (University of Texas at Austin, C. Smith)

Dorofeeva, Maria. “Fantasizing Manhood: Art and Sexual Politics in Spain, 1898-1939” (UIUC, O. Vazquez)

Dumont, Anna, “From Design Reform to Fascist Craft: Women and Italian Textile Production 1870-1945” (Northwestern University, R. Zorach)

Dupecher, Natalie, “Language, Body, World: The Art of Hans Bellmer” (Princeton, Doherty)

Edwards, Randall, “Beyond Land Art: Site, Body, and Self in the Work of Dennis Oppenheim, 1967-75” (Graduate Center, CUNY, H. Senie)

El Hayek, Chantal, “‘Terrestrial Urbanism’: The Société Française des Urbanistes in the Interwar Years” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Encarnacion, Samantha Karam, “Ways of Being, Ways of Knowing: Dorothea Tanning’s Posthumanist Representations” (Virginia Commonwealth University, K. Chapman)

Farmer, Sophia Maxine, “Of Flesh and Metal: The Artificial Yet Living Being in Italian Futurist Art and Literature” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, B. Buenger and A. Andrzejewski)

Farzin, Media, “Theater, Artifice, and Opacity: Guy de Cointet and 1970s Performance” (Graduate Center, CUNY, S. Wilson)

Favorite, Jennifer, “Museum Additions at U.S. War Memorials and the Reinterpretation of National History” (Graduate Center, CUNY, H. Senie)

Feldman, Julia Pelta, “Charles Simonds and the 1970s” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Figner-Ruembeli, Susanne, “Art as Tragicomedy: Martin Kippenberger and the End of the Avant-Garde” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Fiske, Courtney, “Rethinking Post-Minimalism: Gordon Matta-Clark and the Cut c. 1970” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Fitch, Nicholas, “'Non hanno capito niente': Figuration and Narrative in the Post-1968 Work of Clorindo Testa” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Fitzmaurice, Melissa, “Modeling the Modern Myth of Rome” (Binghamton University, J. Walker)

Floyd, Tiffany, “Dreams of Ancient Times: Antiquity, Archaeology, and the Struggle for Contemporaneity in Modern Iraqi Art” (Columbia University, Z. Bahrani)

Folkman, Marjorie, “Dance's Imprint: Choreography of the Visual Avant-Garders” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Francolino, Julian T., ”Variations on Monumentality: Laboring Bodies and Socialism, 1930-1970” (University of California, Irvine, R. Betancourt)

Franklin, Anna, “Making Big Great Again: The New Monumentality in Art-Architecture Collaboration, 1940-1980” (Washington University in St. Louis, J. Klein)

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

Fuentes, Elvis, “Bowling for Moscow: the relationship between Soviet visual culture and Cuban art, 1972-1994” (Rutgers University, J. Sharp)

Gabriel, Douglas, “Between Propaganda and Protest Aesthetics: Realism in North and South Korean Art (1980-1994)” (Northwestern University, H. Feldman)

Gaglia, Nicole Y., “Visualizing Bodies: Public Health and the Medicalized Every day in Modern Japan” (Duke University, G. Weisenfeld)

Gaylord, Kristen, “‘Infiltrate the Masses’: Corita Kent's Didactic Pop” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

German, Elisa, “The Creative State: The Calcografía Nacional and its Impact on Printmaking in Madrid After the Spanish Civil War, 1939-1959” (Boston University, G. Williams)

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

Glosser, Caitlin, “Sonia Delaunay’s Embodied Vision of Modernity” (Emory University, T. Cronan)

Goldman, Sasha, “Torno Subito: Maurizio Cattelan and the Return(s) of Italy” (Boston University, G. Williams)

Goldschmidt, Michal, “Interwar Explorations of Empire and British Identity: Modernism in Mandate Palestine” (Brown University, C. Martin)

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

Johnson, Grant, “Sheila Hicks: Weaving to the World” (University of Southern California, S. Hudson)

Gore, Holly, “Reinventing Work: Modernist Wood and Skilled Trade, 1940-1970” (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin)

Graversen, Hanne, “Interchanges: Construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System and Artistic Practice, 1956-1984” (University of Chicago, C. Mehring and R. Zorach)

Green, Christopher T., “Masked Moderns: Northwest Coast Native Art Beyond Revival” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Grotte-Jacobs, Miriam, “Capital Art: Rethinking the Washington Color School” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Warnock)

Haines, Chelsea, “Staging the Modern, Building the Nation: Israeli Exhibitions, 1948-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Golan)

Healy, Charlotte “Paul Klee's Hand” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Lubar)

Henriksen, Niels, “Asger Jorn and the Classification of Disfiguration, 1948–1965” (Princeton University, H. Foster)

Heuer, Megan, “A New Realism: Fernand Léger 1918-1931” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Hines, Megan, “Art and Biotechnology: Bay Area Networks, 1965-85” (Stony Brook University, K. Siegel)

Hite, Tessa, “Rebranding the Enemy: American Propaganda and Photography in Postwar Germany” (Boston University, K. Sichel)

Howard, Claire, “Surrealism and Post-World War II Culture, 1950-1969” (The University of Texas at Austin, L. Henderson)

Huang, Linda, “Re-imagining Post-socialist Corporeality: Technology, Body, and Nation in Post-1989 Chinese Art” (The Ohio State University, J. Andrews)

Huber, Stephanie, “Cultural Predicaments: Neorealism in The Netherlands 1927–1945” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Hughes, Amy, “Refracted Memory: Trauma and Affective Politics in Stanislav Libenský’s and Jaroslava Brychtová’s Glass Sculptures in Communist Czechoslovakia, 1968-1980” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, J. Casid)

Hunt, Steve, “The Body of Sculpture: Anthony Caro’s Writing Pieces” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)

Hunter, Lucy, “A Behavioral Theory of the Artist in Residence” (Yale University, T. Barringer, JD Conner)

Iglesias Lukin, Aimé, “This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965-1975” (Rutgers University, T. Flores)

Iqbal, Sharrissa, “Alternative Abstractions: Art and Science in 20th Century Los Angeles” (University of California, Irvine, C. Whiting)

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

Jacobus-Parker, Frances, “The Art of Vija Celmins” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Johal, Rattanamol Singh, “Dissolving Margins: Indian art in the Globalized 1990s” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Johnson, Josie “Before the Iron Curtain: Margaret Bourke-White’s Early Soviet Photographs” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

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

Kacsor, Adrienn, “Migrant Aesthetics: Hungarian Artists in the Service of Soviet Internationalism, 1919-1956” (Northwestern University, C. Kiaer)

Kahng, Hannah, “This Film Which Is Not One: Intersections of Expanded Cinema and Feminism, 1970-1979” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Karasoulas, Margarita, “Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Kelleher, Philip, “Disrupted Spaces: Urban Art Activism in New York City and Mexico City after 1968” (Rice University, G. Bader)

Kharatishvili, Tamar, “The Art of Sonia Delaunay-Terk and Technologized Modernity” (Northwestern University, S. Clayson)

Kim, Jeewon, “Decolonizing the Brush: The Problematics of “Japanese Color” in Modern Korean Painting” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Kleinman, Sarah Edith, “The Curatorial Practice and Exhibitions of Kynaston McShine, 1966-1971”(Virginia Commonwealth University, M. Lindauer)

Kogut, Gabriela, “Fictions of the Real: Direct Experience and Mediation in Postwar American Art and Visual Culture” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Koller, Denise, “Painting as “Construction”: Compositional Tectonics and Space in the Work of Ferdinand Hodler, 1889-1918” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

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

Law, Jessica, “Modernism Laid Bare: Mediation and Measurement, 1911-1972” (The University of British Columbia, J. Mansoor)

Lazevnick, Ashley, “Precisionism in the Long 1920s” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Leach, Deba Foxley, “Doris Lee (1905-1983): Self, Society, Place” (University of Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Levenson, Abra, “Figures and Things: Charles Demuth, 1914-1935” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Liljegren, Dana, “L’art de la poubelle: Récupération and Politics of Trash in Senegalese Art, 1970–2010” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Lima, Álvaro Luís, “Art in Mozambique at the End of Socialism” (Columbia University, Z. Strother)

Limb, Matthew, “‘Living on the Edge’: Ceramics and the Environment in the American West, 1961-2000” (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin)

Llorens, Natasha Marie, “Imagining Violence, Imagining the Nation: Algerian National Cinema between 1965 and 1979” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Loia, Donato, “Beyond the Light: Visual Studies on the Senses of the Sacred in the Absence of God” (The University of Texas at Austin, R. Shiff)

London, Alan, “Endorsing “Reality”: Three Mid-Twentieth Century Responses to a Crisis in Depictive American Painting” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Lopez, Albert, “The Integrated State: Architecture, Planning, and Politics in Mexico: 1938-1958” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Lowry, Alexis, “Michael Heizer’s Nine Nevada Depressions: ‘A study of Line and Its Possibilities’” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, J. Weiss)

Luse, Emilie Anne-Yvonne, “Erasing the Avant-Gardes: Anti-Modernism in French Art History, Criticism, and Education, 1920-1977” (Duke University, M. Antliff)

Mackellar, Erin, “Tomorrow on Display: American and British Housing Exhibitions, 1940-1955” (Boston University, S. Hochausl)

Marks, Maxine, “Touching Nether-Regionalisms: Paul Cadmus as Exemplary Foil to a Homegrown American Art” (University of New Mexico, K. P. Buick)

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

Matsumura, Kimiko, “Science/Fiction: Habitat Dioramas, Vision, and Postwar American Art” (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Matyczyk, Ewa, “Public Transformations: Intervention, Memory, and Community in Warsaw, 1970-2010” (Boston University, G. Williams)

McGinnis Flanagan, Julie, “Remapping the Spaces for American Art: John Singer Sargent, Modernism and the Grand Central Art Galleries, 1922-1939” (Temple University, E. Pauwels; G. Silk)

McManus, William, “When we made movies just to make them': Warhol's films and the surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Metzger, Cyle, “Deep Cuts: Art and Transgender History in the United States” (Stanford University, R. Meyer)

Mickevicius, Emilia, ““New Topographics and the Reinvention of American Landscape Photography, 1975” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

Miller, Mark Parker, “Claiming and Denying Sophistication: Grant Wood’s Art and Responses to It, 1930-1942” (University of Delaware, J. Hill)

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

Minton, Laura, “‘I’ve been all over this world four times’: Travel, Place, and Memory in the Art of Joseph E. Yoakum” (University of Kansas, D. Cateforis/C. Eldredge)

Moore, Nikki, “The Aesthetics of the Green Revolution: Art, Architecture and the Agrilogistics of Development between the United States and Latin America, 1930-1972” (Rice University, F. López-Durán)

Morandi, Maria Cristina, “The Representation of Space as a Metaphor in Soviet Hyperrealist Paintings from 1970-1980's” (Rutgers University, J. Sharp)

Morgan, Nicholas, “Displaying Queerness: Art and Identity, 1989-1993” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Mowder, Meredith, “Art after Dark: Performance in Downtown New York, 1978-1988” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Murphy, Benjamin, “Fieldwork: Problems of Observation in Latin American Video” (Princeton, I. Small)

Nakagawa, Ikuyo, “Negotiating Boundaries: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Art of Tsuguharu Foujita” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Nicholas, Sasha, “Portraiture and the Making of the Modern American Artist, 1918-1929” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Nitsche-Krupp, Andrea, “Material Proposition: The Early Work of Matthew Barney” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J. Weiss)

North, Meredith, “Industrial Impulses and Serial Systems: The Art of Thomas Bayrle, Charlotte Posenenske, and Peter Roehr in Frankfurt am Main, 1962-1968” (University of Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

O’Brien, Jeffrey, “The Right to be Seen: Archiving Absence Post–Nakba in Lebanon and Palestine” (The University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Olivas, Yvonne, “Lee Lozano, General Strike Piece and the Praxis of Total Revolution” (SUNY Stony Brook, Z. Patterson)

Palmer, Daniel S., “The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kasatner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at the Jersey Homesteads” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Murphy)

Parker, Wendy A. “Bringing It All Home: Martha Rosler on Person, Place, and Thing.” (University of Iowa, C. Adcock)

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

Perry, Ana Cristina, ”Raphael Montañez Ortiz and Alternative Spaces, 1966-1972: From Repulsion to Exaltation” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych- López)

Perthes, William, “Robert Motherwell and French Symbolist Poetry” (Temple University, G. Silk)

Pierce, Kathleen, “Surface Tension: Skin, Disease, and Visuality in Third Republic France” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Pires, Leah, “Finesse: Louise Lawler's Pictures” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Pocock, Antonia, “The Heartland of Pop: Claes Oldenburg and Jeff Koons in Chicago” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Poor, Kristin, “The Sculptural Prop and the Activation of the Object, 1960–1979” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Porter, Tola, “Awakening Social Agency in Dormant Public Sculptures” (Washington University in St. Louis, J. Klein)

Praepipatmongkol, Chanon Kenji, “Postwar Abstraction and Practices of Mediation: Fernando Zóbel and Tang Chang” (University of Michigan, J. Kee)

Quick, Gabriel, “The Party’s Over: Street Art and Protest in 1980s New York” (Boston University, G. Williams)

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

Rahn, Amy. “In & Between: Joan Mitchell in New York and Paris, 1955 - 1965” (Stony Brook University, K. Siegel)

Rawlings, Courtney, “The Architecture of Red Los Angeles” (Emory University, T. Cronan)

Reilly, M. Alison “Redirecting the Modern Museum: James Johnson Sweeney’s Exhibition Practices in Mid-Century America” (Florida State University, A. Jolles)

Reineck, Ryan, “Our Decorative Scheme”: Abstraction and Subversion in the Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913-1919” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Richmond-Moll, Jeffrey, “Roots/Routes: Religion and Modern Mobility in American Art, 1900-1935” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Rifky, Sarah, “Cultural Infrastructure: Art, Artists and Institutions in Egypt 1954-1964” (MIT, C. Jones)

Riordan, Lindsay, “Beuys, Terror, Value: 1967-1979” (Yale University, S. Zeidler)

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

Roje, Natasha, “After Abstract Expressionism: Revisiting the ‘Death of Painting’ Problematic” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

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

Rooney, Adrienne, “An Entire People’s Discourse”: Redefining Aesthetic Standards, Tastes, and Circuits in the 20th Century Circum-Caribbean” (Rice University, F. López-Durán)

Rosati, Lauren, “Mechanical Kingdoms: Sound Technologies and the Avant-Garde, 1928-1933” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

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

Sackeroff, Samuel, “The Liberal Image” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

San Martín, Florencia, “The art of Alfredo Jaar: Representing memory, humanitarian crisis, and power relations through the lens of decoloniality” (Rutgers University, T. Flores)

Sánchez Bataller, Daniel, “The Promise and the Loss of Socialism in Chile and Spain: The Critical Realism of Patricio Guzmán and Santiago Sierra” (University of Illinois at Chicago, B. Stimson)

Sánchez Gómez, Antonio, “An Exotic Object and Its Places: The Thor Washing Machine in Barranquilla and Bogotá (1906-1920)” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Sánchez, Marisa, “The Beckett Effect: The Work of Stan Douglas, Paul Chan and Tania Bruguera” (The University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

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

Sarathy, Jennifer, “Art and the Land: Expanded Cartographies of Postcolonial British Art 1966-79” (Graduate Center, CUNY, S. Wilson)

Scalissi, Nicole F., “Something to See Here: Staged Violence in Contemporary Art” (University of Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Schillinger, Jakob, “The Improvement of Contemporary Art: From Information Aesthetics to Post-Conceptual Painting” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Schriber, Abbe, “For a Politics of Obscurity: David Hammons and Black Experimentalism, 1974-1989” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

Schwaller, William, “A Transnational Arte de Sistemas: The Centro de Arte y Comunicación in Argentina and Abroad, 1968-1983” (Temple University, M. Alvarez)

Schwartz, Wiley, “Experimental Pedagogies: Art and Politics of the Scandinavian Neo-Avant-Garde (1961-1972)” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Shabtay, Talia, “Machine-Eyed Modern: Art, Science, and Visual Experience in Early Cold War America” (Northwestern University, H. Feldman)

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

Sluiter, Johanna, “Engineering Habitat: Reconstruction, Decolonization, and the Atelier des Bâtisseurs, 1945-1962” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Smith, Joshua M., “Inglorious Memories: Envisioning the Franco-Prussian War in Modern France” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Soboleva, Ksenia M., “Lesbian Artists and the AIDS Crisis in New York” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, R. Slifkin)

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

Stanton, Miriam Ashkin, “Gravitational Imagination: Picturing Suspension from Eadweard Muybridge to the Space Age” (University of Pennsylvania, A. Dombrowski)

Stapleton, Judith, “William Orpen: Modernist” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Stemberger, Claudia Marion, “On Contingency in Twentieth-Center Art” (Duke University, M. Hansen)

Sterba, Anika, “Dispersal and Persistence: Networks of Surrealist Magazines in the Americas” (The University of British Columbia, T. Smith)

Steverlynck, María-Laura, “The School of the South Experiment: The Pedagogy and Legacy of a New World Modernism” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

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Strupp, Brittany, “Between Impressionism and Realism: The Early Career of Robert Henri” (Temple University, E. Pauwels)

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