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

Visual Studies
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2020

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Etz, Karly, "Skin Inscriptions: The Tattoo Medium in Contemporary Art" (Penn State University, S. K. Rich)

Gotway, Kirstin, "Egypt in British Visual Culture from the 1800s to 1860s" (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, D. O'Brien)

Hamm, Connor, "Coastal Modern: Art and the Lowcountry Since the Civil War" (UCLA, S. Mathur)

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

Katsura, Asako, "Busshitsu in Photography: The Use of Photography in Conceptual Art in Japan and California in the 1960s–1970s" (University of California, Irvine, B. Winther-Tamaki)

Katzeman, Aaron, "We Only Want the Land: Contemporary Art and Visual Culture before Ecology" (University of California, Irvine, J. Nisbet)

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)

Mandrikova, Marina, "Crime and Punishment: Images of Sinners and the Power of the Visual in Byzantine and Slavic Monumental Painting" (Case Western Reserve University, E. Bolman)

Sham, Shirlynn, "Visual Modernity and the Industrial Subterranean, 1826–1941" (Yale University, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Takata, Ellen, "Stories from the Empty Space: Multinarrative Ethics of Postwar Responsibility through the Photobooks of Seiichi Furuya, 1981–2017" (UC Santa Cruz, E. Cameron, N. Aso)

Volz, Scott, "Deadly Circularity: Waste and Ecology in Art of the 1970s and 1980s" (University of California, Irvine, J. Nisbet)

Wahl, Christy, "Dada under Occupation: The Works of Hannah Höch, 1933–1949" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, B. C. Buenger, A. Andrzejewski)

Wander, Maggie, "Artistic Responses to a Changing Planet: Creativity, Climate Change, and Colonial Cultures in Oceania" (UC Santa Cruz, S. Kamehiro)