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Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2020

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Aaron, Dustin, "Confronting the Wilderness Within: Visualizing Internal Colonization on the Medieval German Frontier, 1130–1220" (IFA/NYU, R. Maxwell)

Aukland-Peck, Tobah, "Mineral Landscapes: The Mine and British Modernism" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Bailey, Brittney, "Seen and Unseen: Portraits of the Paris Avant-Garde" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Bate, Dominic, "Pythagorean Visions: Picturing Harmony in British Art, 1719–1753" (Brown University, E. Lincoln, H. Shaffer)

Berman, Daniella, "Aesthetics of Contingency: History and the Unfinished Paintings of the French Revolution" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Bienvenue, Valérie, "Conceptions modernes et contemporaines du cheval en art: Vers une nouvelle éthique de ses représentations (Université de Montréal, N. Chare)

Boxer, Carly, "The Visual Culture of English Medicine, 1348–1500" (University of Chicago, A. Kumler, P. Berlekamp)

Boyle, Brigid, "Visions of Black Masculinity: Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Orientalist Imaginary" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Brooks, Blair, "Heinz Berggruen: Dealing and Collecting Modern Art in the Shadow of World War II" (CUNY, E. Braun)

Brott, LauraLee, "The Holy Land within the Manuscript: Performative Cartography in BL Add. MS 10049" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, T. E. A. Dale)

Brown, Thomas, "What Was in the News: Pictures of Current Events in Seventeenth Century France" (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Cannizzo, Alicia, "Matter En Transir: The Transi Tomb and Theories of Matter in the Late Middle Ages" (CUNY, C. Hahn)

Cardon, Alexandra, "Circa 1700: Royal Retreats, Academic Unrest, and the Roots of Rococo" (CUNY, J. Sund)

Chakalova, Christina, "Artistic Mobility and Cultural Transfer: Prince Eugene of Savoy's Belvedere Palace in Imperial Vienna" (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Cobb, Daniel, "Building Négritude: Francophonie, Tropicalité and Invented Traditions" (MIT, A. Dutta)

Cook, Josephine English, "Urban, Embodied: Cinema and a Phenomenology of Architecture" (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Czerwinski, Mikolaj, "A Human Design Project: Industrial Design, Modernism, and Modernization in Poland during the Long Sixties, 1956–1976" (University of Illinois at Chicago, J. Mekinda)

D'Amato, Martina, "La collectionneuse: The Marquise Arconati-Visconti and the Politics of Patronage in the Third Republic" (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

Davis, Jessica, "The 'Third Gender': Jeanne Mammen’s Representations of the Garçonne" (University of Iowa, C. Adcock)

de Jong, Emma, "Personification, Zinnespelen, and the Allegorical Print: Modes of Discursive Engagement in Antwerp and Haarlem, 1550–1600" (Emory, W. Melion)

Denis, Béatrice, "Les guerres napoléoniennes d'après Louis-François Lejeune (1775–1848): Officier, peintre de bataille, mémorialiste" (Université de Montréal, E. Contogouris)

Derom, Edouard, "Group ZERO: New Interpretations" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Dill, Olivia, "'Too Beautiful to Be Described': Maria Sibylla Merian, Labor, and Sheen in Early Modern Insect Imagery" (Northwestern University, C. Swan, M. Walton)

Eisenberg, Elizabeth, "Modeling Life: Studies in the Transformation of Verrocchio's Sculpture in Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century Drawing and Painting." (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

El Hayek, Chantal, "‘Terrestrial Urbanism’: The Société Française des Urbanistes in the Interwar Years" (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Elston, Miranda, "Architectural Geographies: Architectural Representation in Early Tudor English Imagination (1509–1547)” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, T. String)

Feiman, Jesse, "History, Politics and Taxonomy in Habsburg Vienna: Adam von Bartsch (1757–1821) and the Natural History of Art" (MIT, K. Smentek)

Feniak, Hannah, "Material Difference: Developing Architecture, Economy and State in Late Francoist Spain" (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Ferrari, Francesca, "Animated Geometries: Abstraction and the Body in the Work of Paul Klee, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Joaquín Torres-García, and Alexandra Exter" (IFA/NYU, C. Poggi)

Ficek, Agnieszka, "From Allegory to Revolution: The Inca Empire in the Eighteenth-Century French Imagination" (CUNY, J. Sund)

Fidler, Luke, "Henry the Lion and the Art of Politics in Northern Europe, ca. 1142–1195" (University of Chicago, A. Kumler, R. Neer)

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

Frier, Sara, "Unbearable Witness: The Disfigured Body in the Northern European Brief (1500–1620)" (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Fuentes, Elvis, "Bowling for Moscow: The Relationship between Soviet Visual Culture and Cuban Art, 1972–1994" (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

Garber, Laurel, "'Between Technology and Magic’: Style, Politics, and History in the French Etching Revival" (Northwestern University, S. H. Clayson, C. Swan)

Garth, Maria, "Camera Communism: Women Photographers, Avant-Garde Art, and Documentary Aesthetics in the Soviet Union" (Rutgers, J. Sharp, A. Zervigón)

Goddard, Brandi, “‘Humble Hands in Humble Homes’: Cottage-Industry Textiles, Women’s Labour, and Craft Co-operative Societies in Ireland, 1935–1958” (University of Alberta, J. Greer)

Griffiths, Christine, "From Garden to Toilette: Cultivating Perfume in Early Modern England" (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

Grimmett, Kendra, "Grappling with Hercules: Masculinity and the Male Body in Rubens's Time" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman, L. Silver)

Harris, Katerina, "The Moment of Death in Renaissance Art" (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

Healy, Charlotte, "Paul Klee's Hand" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar Messeri)

Hebdon, Brontë, "Clothing the Empire: Art and Fashion at Napoleon’s Court" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Heidenreich, Claire, "Decoration and Devotion: The Catholic and Theosophic Art of the Nabis" (Penn State University, N. Locke)

Henry, Joseph, "Spiritualized Machines: Die Brücke, Expressionism, and Wilhelmine Capitalism" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Hobbs, Katelyn, "Jan Jansz Mostaert: Tradition and Invention in Sixteenth-Century Haarlem" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman, L. Silver)

Howells, SaraLouise, "Reviving Funerary Arts of Thirteenth-Century France: A Visual Study of Extant Tombs and Drawings of François Roger de Gaignières" (Penn State University, E. Walters)

Huber, Stephanie, "Cultural Predicaments: Neorealism in The Netherlands 1927–45" (CUNY, E. Braun)

Jackson-Beckett, Michelle, "Vienna's Other Modernism: Design and Dwelling, 1918–1968" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Karrels, Nancy, "Visual Provenance: The Iconography of Cultural Conquest in France, 1796–1830" (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, D. O'Brien)

Katzin, Jeffrey, "Light and Magic: Alvin Langdon Coburn and the Potential of Abstract Photography" (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja, K. Silverman)

Kharatishvili, Tamar, "Technology as Refuge: Sonia Delaunay-Terk’s Multi-Media Production, 1913–1937" (Northwestern University, S. H. Clayson, C. Kiaer)

Kim, Eana, "Surreal to the Naked Eye: Art of Real Ecosystem" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Kok, Cynthia, "The Plastic Shell: Mother-of-Pearl in an Early Modern Dutch World" (Yale University, E. Cooke)

Kong, Hyoungee, "Fleshly Japonisme: Japonisme and Women’s Bodies in France 1870–1914" (Penn State University, N. Locke)

Lea, Graham Reddie, "Biblical History Paintings by Goltzius and Lastman: Their Participation in Local Rhetorical Culture" (Emory, W. Melion)

Leveton, Jacob, "Blake's Radical Ecology" (Northwestern University, S. Eisenman, H. Feldman)

Lillie, Julia, "Taking Refuge in Print: Exiled Protestant Engravers from the Southern Netherlands in Cologne and the Circle of Johannes Bussemacher, 1585–1610" (Bard Graduate Center, A. Morrall)

Love, Thomas, "Queer Exoticism: Strategies of Self-Othering in West Germany, 1969–1994" (Northwestern University, H. Feldman, H. Copeland)

Majeski, Anna, "Visualizing the Cosmos from Fourteenth-Century Padua: From Francesco da Barberino to Giusto de’Menabuoi" (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

Marples, Kirsten, "'Triumph of the Imagination': The Decorative Aesthetic in the Symbolist Art of Gauguin, Redon, and Denis" (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)

Martin, Kelsey, "Graveuses en taille-douce: Women Intaglio Engravers in Paris, 1660–1799" (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M. Hyde)

Meier, Anna-Marie Moblard, "Mutal Encounters: The Wiener Weltausstellung, the Changing Arts of Japan, and Viennese Japanisms" (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Michael, Kelin Tesia, "Word, Image, and Copy: The Reception of Hrabanus Maurus's In honorem sanctae crucis, 810–1600 CE" (Emory, E. Carson)

Mongelluzzo, Keri, "Bauhaus/Dream House: The Uncharted Surrealism of New Vision Photography" (Penn State University, N. Locke)

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

Nelson, Elyse, "Antonio Canova and His British Patrons: The Late Works and Restoration Europe (1814–1822)" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Nikolic, Misa, "Eduard Fuchs and the Dialectical Image of Caricature: Marxist Cultural Theory in an Age of Fake News" (University of Alberta, D. Sweeney)

Ong, Sophie, "Hanging on the Body: Pendants, Materiality, and Touch in the Late Middle Ages" (Rutgers, L. Weigert)

Parent, Andréanne, "L'atelier fantôme: Les étudiantes oubliées de Girodet" (Université de Montréal, E. Contogouris)

Perelman, Allison, "Private Space, Public Self: Studios of the Avant-Garde in Fin-de-Siècle France" (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)

Pollack, Rebecca, "Contextualizing British Holocaust Memorials and Museums: Form, Content and Politics" (CUNY, H. Senie)

Quinata, Maria, "Black Networks in Postcolonial Britain, 1966–1990" (CUNY, S. Wilson)

Racek, Sandra, "Dressed for Deceit: Male Cross-Dress in Mythological and Pastoral Art of the Netherlands (1600–1680)" (Northwestern University, C. Swan, R. Zorach)

Radhakrishnan, Lini, "A Visual Symphony of Life and Death in Mary Cassatt's Paintings" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Rapoport, Abigail, "Covenantal Connections: Visualizing Mosaic Law in the High Middle Ages" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Guérin, L. Silver)

Richards, Christopher, "Picturing Desire and Desiring Pictures: The Ovidian Manuscript Tradition" (IFA/NYU, R. Maxwell)

Richardson, Jamie, "Curiosity and Collection Practice in the Constcamer Paintings of Frans II Francken (1581–1642)" (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Sarathy, Jennifer, "Expanded Cartographies: Postwar British Land Art 1966–79" (CUNY, S. Wilson)

Schmitt, Tori, "The Lost Abbey of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, 1107–1210" (UCLA, M. Cohen)

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

Shields, Rebecca, "The Space Between: Politics and Urban Development in Early Seventeenth-Century London" (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Sluiter, Elizabeth, "Engineering Habitat: Reconstruction, Decolonization, and the Atelier des Bâtisseurs, 1945–1962" (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Small, Samantha, "Franz von Stuck, Painter Provocateur" (CUNY, E. Braun)

Sobol, Blythe, "Family Ties: the Patronage of the Family of Madame de Montespan in the Golden Age of Bastards" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Stewart, Courtney, "Crafting the Brilliant Cut: The Indian Diamond in England, 1650–1750" (Bard Graduate Center, A. Balbale)

St. George, Elizabeth, "A 'Beautiful Household' for Czechoslovakia: Krásná Jizba and Notions of Modern Living, 1927–38" (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Stinebring, Anna-Claire, "Jan Sanders van Hemessen and Antwerp Painting Before Bruegel" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman, L. Silver)

Stupica, McKenzie, "From Rational Design to Revolution: The Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Ulm and Latin American Development—1958–1973" (Northwestern University, S. Eisenman, A. Uslenghi)

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

Weiss, Rachel Daphne, "Picturing Earth's History in Early Modern Views of the Alps" (UCLA, B. WIlson)

Yezernitskaya, Mechella, "Wartime Art and Conflict in the Russian and Soviet Avant-Gardes, 1914–1927" (Bryn Mawr, H. King, T. Harte)

Zahra, Ohrin, "Race and Space in Impressionist Paris" (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)