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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2019

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Fidler, Luke, “Henry the Lion and the Art of Politics in Northern Europe, ca. 1142-1195” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Fletcher, Jessica, “Accumulative Modernity: Architecture, Gender, and the Welfare State in New York City and London, 1920-1950” (CUNY-Graduate Center, M. Gutman)

Gillaspie, Caroline, “Delicious Libations: Slavery and Environment in the Visual Culture of the Brazil-U.S. Coffee Trade” (CUNY-Graduate Center, K. Manthorne)

Larson, Jessica, “Building Black Manhattan: Architecture and the Politics of Respectability, 1857-1914” (CUNY-Graduate Center, M. Gutman)

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

McKee, Yates, “The Disquiet of the Masks: Mask as Medium, Counter-Memory, and Militancy in the Global Avant-Gardes” (CUNY-Graduate Center, C. Bishop)

Mckee, Yates, “The Work of Art in the Age of Fossil Capital: Re-Tracing the Anthropocene in the Turner, Vertov, and Smithson” (CUNY-Graduate Center, C. Bishop)

Pazian, Erika Nelson, "Visual Culture and the Formation of National Identity during the U.S.-Mexican War” (CUNY-Graduate Center, K. Manthorne)

Pollack, Rebecca, “Contextualizing British Holocaust Memorials and Museums: Form, Content and Politics” (CUNY-Graduate Center, H. Senie)

Rudnick, Allison, “The Politics of Technique and the Art of the New Deal (1935-1943)” (CUNY-Graduate Center, M. Lobel)

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

Tomaszewski, Patryk Pawel, “Socialist Realism on Display: State-Sponsored Exhibitions of Art in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany, 1949-1959” (CUNY-Graduate Center, R. Golan)