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West Asia
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2021

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Hardy, Johnathan, "Multivalent Identities: Art, Architecture, and Ritual between Religious Minorities and the Sasanian Aristocracy 224–650 CE" (University of Minnesota, M. Canepa, S. Casale)

Karagöz, Özge, "Refiguring Art across Revolutions: Turkish and Soviet Artists in
Alliance, 1933–1938" (Northwestern University, H. Feldman, C. Kiaer)

Kite, Whitney, "The Lay of the Land: Armenian Monasteries in Their Local Landscapes" (Columbia University, H. Klein, A. Shalem)

Kosygina, Nastasya, "Palimpsestuous Urbanism: Infrastructure and the Watery Underwriting of Late Antique Rome" (University of California, Irvine, M. Canepa, R. Betancourt)

Maghsoudlou, Arvin, "Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Silver Vessels: New Approaches to the Arts of the Iranian World during Late Antiquity" (Southern Methodist University, S. Langin-Hooper, A. Stockstill)

Mathiesen, Sarah, "Yılanlı Kilise: Meaning and Identity in a Byzantine Rock-Cut Church" (Florida State University, L. Jones)

Maxon, Rachael, "Moving Monuments, and Transported Treasures: Susa, Assemblage, and the Afterlife of Objects" (University of Iowa, B. Anderson)

Noori Shirazi, Somayeh, "Negotiating Identities: Embodied Experience as Resistance to the Orientalist Gaze in the Artworks of Three Contemporary Women Artists from Iran" (University of Alberta, L. McTavish)

Tamur, Erhan, "Site-Worlds: An Account of Material Lives from Tello (ancient Girsu)" (Columbia University, Z. Bahrani)

Winter, Rachel, "A Spectacle of Inclusion: The Rise of Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey in the United States and England, 1970–2020" (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin)

Wells, Mallory, "King of Kings: The Visual Cultures of Power and Sanctity in the Visigothic Kingdom and the Early Medieval World," (University of California, Irvine, M. Canepa)

Yousefi, Hamed, "How Modern Art Became Islamic in Iran: God, Man, and Mimesis between the War and the Revolution (1945–1979)" (Northwestern University, H. Feldman, H. Copeland)

Zhang, X. Amy, "The Contested Legitimacy of Art Museums in the Arabian Peninsula" (George Mason University, P. Smith, M. Greet)