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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2020

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Byrd, Antawan, "Interferences: Sound, Technology, and the Politics of Listening in Afro- Atlantic Art" (Northwestern University, K. Thompson, H. Copeland)

Desemerie, Pierre-Jean, "Fashioning the Identities of Settler Women in Algeria during the 1930s" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Sirton, M. Majer)

Deveney, Grace, "News, Sports and Weather: Televisual Tactics and Black Art, 1973–1994" (Northwestern University, K. Thompson, H. Copeland)

Estrela, Sarah, "Diffracting Future Fictions: Visual Resistance in Portuguese Africa, 1961–1974" (Northwestern University, H. Copeland, K. Thompson)

Hartsay, Emily, "The Geographic Personifications of the Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut, Karnak" (Penn State University, E. Walters)

Kroft, Sophia, "An Analysis of Human Representation and Identity in Predynastic Visual Culture and Its Application in Reading Compositions on Pottery from Naqada I–Late Naqada II" (IFA/NYU, D. O'Connor)

Laciste, Kristen, "Delightful or Decadent? Perceptions of Sapeuses and Sapeurs in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo" (UC Santa Cruz, E. Cameron)

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

Malas, Khaled, "'Assembled, Proven, and Blessed Talismans Against All Maladies’: A Corpus of Magico-Medicinal Bowls Dated 580/1184–5 Bearing the Image of the Kaaba" (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Middleton, Andrea, "The Ruler Cult of Arsinoe II Philadelphus" (Penn State University, E. Walters)

Murphy, Lacy, "Colliding Worlds: Visual Culture in France and Colonial Algeria (1918–1962)" (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)

Rifky, Sarah, "Cultural infrastructure: Art, Artists and Institutions in Egypt 1954–1964" (MIT, C. Jones)

Whitham Sánchez, Hilary, "Entitled Imaginings: Tristan Tzara, Dada, and the Idea of Africa" (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja, G. D. Shaw)

Winnik, Arielle, "The Art of Coptic Burial in Medieval Islamic Egypt" (Bryn Mawr, A. Walker)

Wolff, Rebecca, "Experience and Memory: The Nigerian Civil War (1967–1970) and Nigerian Contemporary Art" (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Villarroel, Fernanda, "Figurations of the Feminine in Contemporary Art from Lagos, Nigeria" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, J. H. Casid, H. J. Drewal)