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Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2019

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Algee, Hannah, “The Comparative Model: Recanonizing the Abject "Body" in/of Contemporary Feminist Art” (Temple University, G. Silk)

Berkowitz, Sara, “Ambiguous Bodies: Gender Non-Conformity and Bodily Transformation in Early Modern Italian Art” (University of Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

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

Bralower, Alyssa R. "Ellen Auerbach’s Transnational Attachments: Photography, Gender, and the Grey Zones of Modernity" (UIUC, K. Romberg)

Braun, Laurel Anne, “Neither Here Nor There: Gender and Power within the Liminal Spaces of Double Monasteries” (Binghamton University, A. Walkling)

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

Cesiro, Lauren, “The Body is a Battleground: Intimate Communities in the Photographs of Robert Mapplethopre, Nan Goldin, and Sally Mann” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Cho, Hyeok, “Can the Subaltern Artist Speak?: Postmodernity, Femininity, and Racial Identity in Lee Bul’s Art” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Jansen, Judy, “Appropriation, Displacement and Gender Theft: Figuring the Virgin and Christ in Medieval Christian Art, Eleventh to Fourteenth Century” (The University of British Columbia, J. Monteyne)

Le Pouésard, Emma, “Contested Sites of Feminine Agency: Ivory Grooming Implements in Late Medieval Europe” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

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

Shartrand, Emily, “Sexual Warfare in the Margins of Two Late-Thirteenth-Century Franco Flemish Arthurian Romance Manuscripts” (University of Delaware, L. Nees)

Shaskevich, Helena, “Specular Networks: Biopolitics and Feminist Video in 1970s America” (CUNY-Graduate Center, S. Wilson)

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

Stobaugh, Nathan, “New Media, New Masses: VALIE EXPORT’s Arts of Communication” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Wagner, Nicole, “Women Working the Table: The Material Culture, Gendered Spaces, and Visual Representations of Female Card-Players in Early Modern Italy” (Binghamton University, K. Barzman)

Walter, Lauren, "Entre Nous: The Art of Female Friendship in Late Eighteenth-Century France (University of Florida, M. Hyde)

Werier, Leah, “’The Shop Window Quality of Things:’ The Shop Window and the Staging of Gender, Vision and Desire" (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Wies, Lillian T., "A Woman’s Role: Women as Artists, Audiences, and Subjects in Modern Japanese Visual Arts, 1900-1930" (University of Maryland, College Park, A. Volk)

Ziegler, Alexandra, "Saints Have No Need For Crowns: Religion, Rhetoric, and the Portrait Historié During France's Grand Siècle" (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, C. Brachmann)