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, 2010

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Becker, Natasha, “Local vs. Global: The Johannesburg Bienniales and the Production of Contemporary Art in a Post-Apartheid South Africa” (SUNY Binghamton, A. D’Souza)

Cohen, Joshua, “Masks and the Modern: African/European Décalages in 20th-Century Art” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Davis, Paul, “A History of Painting in Bamako, Mali, 1932–1980s” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Gerschultz, Jessica, “Weaving the National Identity: The Tapestries of Safia Farhat, 1967–1978” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Gilvin, Amanda, “The Exhibition and Circulation of Nigerien Art: 1920–Present” (Cornell, C. Finley)

Hill Thomas, Genevieve, “Faso Dan Fani: Marka Textiles from Burkina Faso” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Homann, Lisa Aries, “Loghe: A Modern Muslim Masquerade in Southwestern Burkina Faso?” (UCLA, S. Nelson, Z. S. Strother)

Howard, Brianne, “Cross-Cultural Negotiations: Three Collections of African Visual and Material Culture in Canadian Cultural Institutions” (Queen’s, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Johnson, Kitty, “Aesthetics in Action: Matatu Design in Nairobi” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Kart, Susan, “Moustapha Dimé and the Strategy of Récupération in Postcolonial Senegalese Sculpture” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson, B. Lawal)

Larsen, Lynne E., “The Royal Palace of Dahomey after Colonization” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Majeed, Risham, “Romanesque and Republic: Ethnography and Empire; Exhibiting Medieval and African Art at the Trocadéro, 1878–1937” (Columbia, S. Murray, S. Vogel)

Martinez, Eugenia, “Arabic Script as Active Agent: Calligraphy in Senegalese Visual Culture” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Muhammad, Baqie, “Contemporary East African Visual Artists and the Diaspora: The Sudanese and Ethiopians National and Transnational Art Discourse in the United States” (Indiana, P. McNaughton)

Richards, Christopher, “Re-envisioning Tradition: The Significance of Contemporary Fashion in Accra, Ghana” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Riep, David M. M., “House of the Crocodile: South Sotho Art and History” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Rogers, Amanda, “Blood, Skin, and the Sacred: Women's Henna Adornment and Moroccan Islam” (Emory, S. Kasfir)

Ross, Emma, “Aesthetic Experience and Expression: Representation of Dan Women in the Cote d'Ivoire” (Yale, R. Thompson)

Ryan, MacKenzie Moon, “The Cultural Embeddedness of a Fashionable Commodity: The Kanga Textile in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Schwartzott, Amy, “Weapons and Refuse as Media: The Potent Politics of Recycling in Mozambican Urban Arts” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Smalligan, Laura, “Cross River Creoles: Skin-Covered Art from the Era of the Slave Trade to the 21st Century” (Yale, R. Thompson)

Snoddy, Danielle M., “Charting the Emergence of Identity Narratives in Post-Apartheid South African Art: Protectionist Sensibilities, Internationalization, and the Johannesburg Biennales” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Walker, Harriet, “Transformations in West African Visual Culture through the Lens of Photography” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Wysocki, Kathryn, “Images for the King: The Bronze Plaques of the Benin Court in Their Architectural Context” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay, S. Vogel)