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

Latin American/Caribbean Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Afanador-Pujol, Angélica J., “The Politics of Ethnicity: Re-imagining Indigenous Identities in the Sixteenth-Century Relación de Michoacán” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Amott, David, "Temples of Faith, Agents of Empire: The Colonial Churches of Mariana, Minas Gerais" (Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)

Arisa, Miguel, “Enconchados: A New Art in Viceregal New Spain and Its Implications” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Avila, Mary Theresa, "El taller de Grafica Popular y Los Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana: Mexican Graphic Art" (University of New Mexico, D. Craven)

Breault, Emily, "The Mirror and the Mountain: Reflection and Light in the Colonial Churches of Cuzco, Peru" (Columbia, D. Freedberg, E. Pasztory, D. Rosand)

Brodsky, Estrellita, “Latin American Artists and Post-War Paris, 1950–1970: Soto, Le Parc, and Clark” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar, E. Sullivan)

Caragol, Taina, “The Pendulum’s Swing: Defining Latin American Art from New York Collections, Exhibitions, and Auction Houses, 1960–1990” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Castaneda, Luis, “The Twilight of the ‘Miracle’: The Politics of Architecture in Mexico, 1953–1968” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, J. L. Cohen)

Cordero, Karen, "The Invention of Popular Art: A Paradigm for the Construction of Mexican Visual Culture, 1915–1940" (Yale, M. Miller)

Davidson, Vanessa, “Alternative Communication Networks and Political Engagement in 1970s Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay: Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Paulo Bruscky, and Clemente Padín's Mail Art and Conceptual Practice” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, E. Sullivan)

Dean, Kristin, “Reshaping the Neoliberal City: The Politics of Cooperation and the Movimiento de Ocupantes e Inquilinos in Buenos Aires” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Depalma, John-Mark, "Jesuit Architecture" (Brown, C. Zerner)

Desvernine Reed, Sara, “Havana: A Study in Interiors, Identities, and Ideologies” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Donovan, Celeste, “María Izquierdo and Modern Mexican Religious Culture, 1940–1947” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Dubs, Jason, “Staging the Social Spectacle: Collectivism, Conceptual Strategies, and Cultural Politics in Latin America, 1961–1981” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Storr)

Engel, Emily, "Facing Boundaries: Representing Identity and Authority in the Late-Colonial Portraiture of South America" (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Ferrero, Sebastian, "El paraíso en el Nuevo Mundo: Interprétation, transfiguration et réélaboration du paysage du Nouveau Monde dans la peinture européenne et andine à l'époque moderne" (Université de Montréal, C. Poupeney-Hart, L. Pericolo)

Flaherty, George, "Mediating the Third Culture at Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 1968" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Frassani, Alessia, “The Church and Convento of Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, Oaxaca: Art, Politics, and Religion in a Mixtec Village, Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Galpin, Amy, “Mapping Valadés’s Rhetórica Christiana: Space, Place, and Performance” (UIC, E. Baird)

Gavilán, Ana Isabel Pérez, "A Mexican Jerusalem: The Sanctuary and House of Spiritual Exercises of Atotonilco, Guanajuato; Text-Body-Image in Devotional Rituals of the Passion, 1740–1776" (SUNY Binghamton, K. Barzman)

Gonzalez, Cristina, “Landscapes of Conversion: Franciscan Politics and Sacred Objects in Late Colonial Mexico” (Chicago, T. Cummins)

Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Maria del Mar, “(Re)inventing a Latin American Identity: The Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, 1970–2003” (UIUC, O. Vazquez)

Granados-Salinas, Rosario Inés, "Santa María Acapulco and Its Mission Church: A Cultural History" (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Hernandez-Ying, Orlando, “Angels in the Americas: Paintings of Apocryphal Angels in Spain and Its American Viceroyalties” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Hoobler, Ellen, “The Zapotec Urn Revisited: Recontextualizing Ceramic Effigy Vessels from Oaxaca” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Jimenez, Maya, “Colombian Artists in Paris, 1865–1905” (CUNY, P. Mainardi, K. Manthorne)

Josten, Jennifer, "Urban Forms: Site-Specific Abstract Sculpture as Mexican Modernism, 1950–1980" (Yale, D. Joselit)

Kilroy, Lauren, “Dissecting Bodies, Creating Cults: Imagery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in New Spain” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor Black)

Kovach, Jodi, "New Baroque Tendencies in Contemporary Latin American Art" (Washington University, A. Miller)

Kunny, Clare, “Antonio de Mendoza, First Viceroy and Patron of Art, 1535–1552” (UIC, E. Baird)

Le Blanc, Alexandra, "Mixing Modernisms at the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (1948–63)" (USC, N. Troy)

López, John Fabian, "The Troubled Waters of Mexico City: Images, Architecture, and Colonialism in the Desagüe Public Works, 1521–1700" (MIT, D. Friedman)

López-Durán, Fabiola, "Eugenics in the Garden: Medicine, Architecture, and Landscape from France to Latin American in the Early Twentieth Century" (MIT, A. Dutta)

Lubowski, Alicia, “Humboldt and the Visual Representation of South America” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

McEwen, Abby, “The Practice and Politics of Cuban Abstraction, ca. 1952–1963” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Montgomery, Harper, “Rebellious Conformists: Exhibiting Avant-Garde Art in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, 1920–1932” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Moriuchi, Mey-Yen, “19th-Century Mexican Costumbrista Painting” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Noel, Samantha, “Carnival is Woman! Gender, Performance, and Visual Culture in Contemporary Trinidad Carnival” (Duke, R. Powell)

Panbehchi, Michael, “History Painting and the Battles of Alexander Farnese in Colonial Latin America (Virginia Commonwealth, M. Schreffler)

Quiles, Daniel, “Toward a Counterpublic Sphere: Argentine Conceptual Art, 1966–1976” (Graduate Center, R. Golan)

Ramos, Evelyn, “Contested Representation of Cuban Nationalism” (Chicago, T. Cummins)

Razo Wardwell, Mariana, “The Enigma of Ichcateopan: Specters of Indigenous Mexico in Modernity” (UC Irvine, F. Tobing Rony)

Renner, Andrea, “Housing Diplomacy: The Rise and Fall of U.S. International Housing in Latin America, 1949–1973” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Reyes, Ana María “Art at the Limits of Modernization: The Artistic Production of Beatriz González, 1962–1978” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Richterova, Petra, “Tu Tumbao–Iconography of the Rumba Complex: AfroCuban Expressive Culture and Embodied Philosophy” (Yale, R. Thompson)

Rodriguez, Linda, “Artistic Production, Race, and History in Nineteenth-Century Cuba” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Rojas, Alejandra, "Flora Incognita: Knowledge and the New World in Four Sixteenth-Century Herbals" (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel L., “Cultural Maps, Networks, and Flows: The History and Impact of the Havana Biennale, 1984 to the Present” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Rosenblum, Beth, “From a Pedagogical Pragmatism: Cuban Art Institutions and Production during the ‘Special Period’ (1990s)” (UCLA, D. Kunzle)

Sheren, Ila, "Portable Borders/Mythical Sites: Performance Art and Politics at the U.S. Frontera, 1960 to the Present" (MIT, C. Jones)

Stephens, Janet G., “Paintings of the Sapa Inka: The Construction of History and Legitimacy in Colonial Peru” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Tallone, Ana, “A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986” (CUNY, G. Batchen, K. Manthorne)

Trever, Lisa Senchyshyn, "Mural Painting and Architectural Sculpture on the North Coast of Peru (200–900 CE)" (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Waldron, Lawrence, “Like Turtles, Islands Float Away: The Emergence of Zoomorphic Iconography in Saladoid Ceramics of the Lesser Antilles, 500 BCE to 650 CE” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Wellen, Michael, “‘Your magazine is a regular magic carpet . . . ’: Américas Magazine, the Organization of American States, and the Circulation of Latin American Art, 1949–1964” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Winn, Paula, “Ecuador Effigy Mortars: Ritual and Tradition in Ancient Andean Sculpture” (Virginia Commonwealth, J. Farmer)