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, 2021

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Bergendorff, Karlee, "Diplomatic Gifts and Cold War Strategies: The Role of North Korea’s Overseas Art Studios in Egyptian Memorial Culture" (Duke University, K. Stiles)

Denis, Beatrice, "Les Guerres Napoléoniennes de Louis-François Lejeune: Histoire, Autoportrait et Notoriété au Début du XIXe Siècle" (University of Montreal, E. Contogouris)

Donahey, Kelly, "Negative Freedom: Media Art, Mass Culture, and the Late American Avant-Garde, 1965-1993” (University of California, Irvine, C. Liu)

Katzeman, Aaron, "Aloha ‘Āina as Medium: Land, Art, and Sovereignty in Post-Statehood Hawai‘i" (University of California, Irvine, J. Nisbet)

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

Meehleder, Amy, "Highway Hypnosis: the Freeway as Landscape, 1956–1999" (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, J. Blocker)

Thrailkill, Molly Katharine, "The Axe and the Lens: A Visual History of Trees in Industrial America" (University of California, Irvine, C. Whiting)

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)

Zhang, Xi, "The City’s Pleasures: Urban and Visual Culture of Garden Spaces in Shanghai, 1850s–1930s" (University of Chicago, W. Hung)

Ziaii-Bigdeli, Layah, "Materiality, Foodways and the Construction of Elite Cultural Identity in the Late Antique and Early Islamic Iranian World (3rd-10th century CE)" (University of California, Irvine, M. Canepa)