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

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Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2020

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Affoutit, Lorraine, "Visualizing Decolonial Democracy in the Oaxaca Commune" (UC Santa Cruz, M. Berger)

Aguilar, Margarita, "Traditions and Transformations in the Work of ADAL: Surrealism, El Sainete, and Spanglish" (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

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

Arroyo, Nenette, "Loca Sancta in the New World:The Creation of Sacred Space in the Spanish California Missions, 1769–1823" (University of Virginia, R. G. Wilson, L. Nelson)

Barton, Juliana, "The Model Kitchen: Domesticating Modernism in the American Home, 1942–1966" (University of Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee, G. D. Shaw)

Bauman, Elizabeth, "Performance and Video Work of Bruce Nauman, Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Bigman, Alexander, "Specters of Fascism in Post-Conceptual Art, 1974–1984" (IFA/NYU, R. Slifkin)

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

Buonocore, Jennifer, "Toward a Critical Poetics: The Art of Carl Andre, Dan Graham, and Eva Hesse, 1965–1970" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Campbell-LaFleur, Andrianna Tamara, "Norman Lewis: Linearity, Pedagogy and Politics in His Abstract Expressionism, 1946–1964" (CUNY, D. Joselit)

Cerejido, Elizabeth, "Where Is Cuban American Art? Artistic Production, Identity Formation and Cultural Politics from the 1980s to the Present" (University of Florida, M. Stanfield-Mazzi, K.M. Cabañas)

DeWit-Paul, Alissa, “The Margins of Eco-Architecture in 1960s and 1970s America” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Eron, Abby, "The Symbolist Impulse in American Art across Media Circa 1900" (University of Maryland, College Park, A. Renée)

Farzin-Rad, Media, "The Art of Opacity: Guy de Cointet and 1970s Performance" (CUNY, S. Wilson)

Feldman, Julia, "Charles Simonds and the 1970s" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Green, Christopher, "Northwest Coast Native Art beyond Revival, 1962–1992" (CUNY, D. Joselit)

Hirsch, Elizabeth, "'Inevitable Associations': Art, Institution, and Cultural Intersection in Los Angeles, 1973–1988" (CUNY, D. Joselit)

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

Keagle, Matthew, "Uniformly Speaking: Military Dress in an Age of Reform, 1763–1789" (Bard Graduate Center, J. Collins)

Landau, Jessica, "Critical Habitat: Picturing Conservation, Extinction, and the American Animal in the Long Twentieth Century" (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, T. Weissman)

Lehner, Ace, "Trans Representations: Non-Binary Visual Theory in Contemporary Art Photography" (UC Santa Cruz, D. Murray)

McGraw, Eva, "Xanthus Smith: Marine Painting and Nationhood" (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Milanick, Margaret Fairgrieve, "Big Ideas in Little Boxes: Nation Building in Three Nineteenth-Century American Parlor Games by Milton Bradley & Company" (University of Missouri, K. Schwain)

Mowder, Meredith, "Art After Dark: Economies of Performance, New York City 1978–1988" (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Mugnolo, Christine, "A History of the Adolescent in American Print" (University of California, Irvine, C. Whiting)

Palmer, Daniel, "The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kastner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at Jersey Homesteads" (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Perry, Rebecca, "'That Difficult In-Between Age': Fashioning Pre-adolescent Girls in the United States, c. 1930–1960" (Bard Graduate Center, A. Ogata)

Pocock, Antonia, "The Heartland of Pop: Claes Oldenburg and Jeff Koons in Chicago" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Reznick, Jordan, "Settler Modernism: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage and the Vicissitudes of Whiteness, 1890–1930" (UC Santa Cruz, M. Berger)

Robbins, Nicholas, "Oceans of Air: Landscape and Climate in the Atlantic World, 1784–1884" (Yale University, C. Armstrong, J. Raab)

Rodriguez, Susana, "Performing Exile: Cuban-American Women’s Performance Art, 1972–2014" (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, O. Vázquez)

Rottman, Zachary, "A Cinematic Atopia: Robert Smithson and the Filmic Afterlife of the Soviet Avant-Garde" (UCLA, G. Baker)

Ruff, Georgina, "A Medium to Transform the Power of the Sun: Light, Space and the Technological Apparatus" (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins, S. E. Archias)

Smiley, Michelle, "'An American Sun Shines Brighter': Art, Science, and the American Reinvention of Photography" (Bryn Mawr, H. King)

Timken, Kris, "Women, Land Art and the Social (1978–83)" (UC Santa Cruz, M. Berger)

Ziolkowski, Aaron, "Cold War Era Corporate Commissioned Abstraction in Semi Public Spaces" (Penn State University, S. K. Rich)