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

African Art (sub-Saharan)
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

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Bird, Randall, “The Majesty of Architecture in Madagascar: Transforming a Kingdom in the Central Highlands, 1820–1880” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Brielmaier, Isolde, “‘Picture-Taking,’ Portraits and Performing Identities on the Kenyan Coast, 1940–1980” (Columbia, E. Pasztory, Z. Strother)

Clunis, Sarah A., “Readymade Diaspora: Cultural Icons Rectified and Assisted” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Delancey, Mark, “Representing Rulership: Palace Architecture, Ritualized Movement, and Secrecy in Northern Cameroon” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Firstenberg, Lauri, “Postcoloniality, Performance, and Photographic Portraiture” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Hill, Shannen L., “Changing Legacies of Bantu Stephen Biko and Black Consciousness in South African Visual Culture” (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

Levin, Jessica, “Byeri Remains: Fang Reliquary Figures and the Process of Extinction” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Martinez-Ruiz, Barbaro, “Kongo Machinery: Graphic Writing and Other Narratives of the Sign” (Yale, R. Thompson)

Onyile, Onyile Bassey, “Ekpu Oro: The Spirit of the Living Dead as an Expression of Oron Worldview, 1894–1940” (SUNY Binghamton, N. Nzegwu)

Salami, Gitti, “Leadership Performed: Yakurr Bina and the Leboku New Yam Festival” (Iowa, C. Roy)