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West Asia
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2020

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Amrhein, Anastasia, "Multi-Media Image-Making in Assyria: Visualizations of the Numinous in Political Context" (University of Pennsylvania, H. Pittman, L. Ristvet)

Athari, Marym, "Scalar Frames: Modern Art in Iran and the Dialectic of the Local and the Global (1953–1979)" (Northwestern University, H. Feldman, H. Copeland)

Gnepp, Pinar, "Carving and Painting Sacred Space: Working with Wood in the Mosques of Medieval Anatolia" (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Halsted, Lyla, "The Evil of the Eye: Talismans and Therapy in Medieval Islam" (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Karagöz, Özge, "Refiguring Modernism at the Limits of Europe: Turkish-Soviet Exchanges, Anti-Imperialist Politics, and Picturing the Body, 1923–1950" (Northwestern University, H. Feldman, C. Kiaer)

Kugo, Ismail, "Consumption-scape of the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Empire: Imported Porcelain Coffee Cups in the Imperial Court" (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Malle, Guillaume, "Furniture for the Afterlife: Cenotaphs Inside Funerary Architecture in the Islamic Lands (XIIth -XIVth Centuries)" (IFA/NYU, B. Flood)

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, "The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude)—The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853–1911)" (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Sellatti, Lillian, "When Is Herakles Not Himself? Iconographic Ambiguity and Transcultural Communication in Central and South Asia, 330 BCE to 230 CE" (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

Shirazi, Somayeh Noori, “Negotiating Identities in the Artworks of Three Contemporary Iranian Women Artists” (University of Alberta, L. McTavish)

Yousefi, Hamed, "The Secularity of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths: Art and Spirituality in Iran 1953–1978" (Northwestern, H. Feldman, R. Johnson)