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Architectural History/Historic Preservation
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2011

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Álvarez-González, Manuel Fernando, “From Syndicalism to Imperialism: José Luis Sert and His Master Plans for Barcelona (1931–34) and Havana (1956–58)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Banerji, Shiben, “Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin: Architecture as Global Thought” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Barry, Kristin, “Framing the Ancients: Modern Architectural Interventions at Ancient and Historic Sites in the Mediterranean Region” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Basciano, Jessica, “Architecture and Popular Religion: French Pilgrimage Churches of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Centuries” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Beranek, Saskia, “Portrait of a Patron: Image and Identity of Amalia van Solms in Dutch Art and Architecture” (Pittsburgh, A. Sutherland Harris)

Bogdanski, Candice, “Introducing the North to the West: Positioning Nidaros Cathedral of Trondheim, Norway in the Canon of Medieval Architecture” (York University, M. Thurlby)

Boivin, Katherine Morris, “Going Both Ways: Architecture and Devotion in the Double-Ended Church of St. Jakob in Rothenburg” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Boland, Catherine, “Spaces of Immigration: American Railroad Companies, the Built Environment, and the Immigrant Experience” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Bravo, Doris, “Enacting a Collective Utopia: Elements of Performance and Site-Specific Art within the School of Valparaíso, 1965–1992” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Brown, Marisa Angell, “Imagined Communities: The Architecture and Image of Public Housing in America (1934–1974)” (Yale, S. Isenstadt)

Brunstrom, Mary Reid, “Faith’s Midwest Modern Forms: 1950s Catholic Churches by Murphy and Mackey, Architects” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Carroll, Katherine, “Modernizing the American Medical School, 1893–1940: Architecture, Pedagogy, Professionalization, and Philanthropy” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Casey, John, “Picturing Architectural Theory: The Architectural Photobook in Germany, 1910–1945” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Chute, Mahlon, “Mississippi of the West: Architecture, Tourism, and Segregation in the Las Vegas Valley, 1930–1970” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Clark, Marci Muhlestein, “I. M. Pei, William Zeckendorf, and the Architecture of Urban Renewal, 1945–1970” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Cloud, Jasmine, “Renovation in the Campo Vaccino: The Churches on the Roman Forum from Clement VIII to Alexander VII” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Cohen, Alexis, “Lines of Utility: The Outline Drawing in Britain ca. 1800” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

D’Antonio, Aurelia, “Throwing Stones at Friars: The Church of San Francesco in Piacenza” (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

de Rouen, Aynur, “Change and Continuity: An Analysis of the Socio-Spatial Fabric of Teşvikiye-Nişantaşı, 1945–1960” (Binghamton University, B. Abou-el-Haj)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934–1960” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Dreller, Sarah M., “The Time, Life, and Fortune of Time Inc.’s Architectural Forum Magazine, 1932–64” (UIC, P. Hales)

Drosos, Nikolaos, “Looking Across the Iron Curtain: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in a Divided Europe, 1954–58” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Dumouchelle, Kevin, “Traditions of Modernity in an African City: Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Kumasi” (Columbia, S. Vogel)

Elliott, Jennifer, “The Neoclassical Backcountry: Architecture, Material Culture, and Hybrid Identities in the American South, 1780–1830” (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Erdim, Burak, “Modernism and Revolution: Architectural Education, Development, and the Cold War Middle East, 1950–1969” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Faircloth, Justin, “From Jim Crow to Gentrification: Race, Architecture, and Tourism in the Urban South, Memphis, Tennessee, 1954–1991” (Virginia, D. Upton, S. Crane)

Ferng, Jennifer, “Nature’s Objects: Geology, Aesthetics, and the Understanding of Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Fisher, Alison, “The Alibi of Innovation: Late Modern Architecture, Housing and Technology in France, 1954–1978” (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Fox, Jason T., “Palaces on Main Street: John Eberson, Thomas W. Lamb, C. W. & Geo. L. Rapp and the Making of the American Movie Palace” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Francis, Razan, “Secrets of the Arts: Enlightenment Spain’s Contested Islamic Craft Heritage” (MIT, D. Friedman)

Friend, David, “Intimate Transcendence: Place and Perspective in Religious Architecture” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Mochizuki)

Georgiadou, Sofia, “Architecture and Statehood in Late Byzantium, 1204–1461: A Comparative Study of the Courts of Nicaea, Trebizond, and Epirus” (UIUC, R. Ousterhout)

Goodman, Rhonda, “The Visual Culture of Slave Auctions in Nineteenth-Century North America” (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Haakenson, Hilary, “Mapping Cultural Crossroads: The Old Testament, Geography, and Artistic Rivalry in the Late Medieval Maritime Republics of Italy” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Hara, Mari Yoko, “Places of Performance: Art, Architecture, and Scenography of Baldassare Peruzzi (1481–1536)” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Harkrader, Nina, “Building for ‘The Other’: Architecture and Poverty in Victorian England” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg, J-L. Cohen)

Harlan, Gabrielle R., “The Development of the Pueblo Revival Style: Displaying Race and Gender in the American Southwest, 1895–1925” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Harper, Alexander, “Patronage in the Re-Christianized Landscape of Angevin Apulia: The Rebuilding of Luceria Sarracenorum into Civitas Sanctae Mariae” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Harris, Teresa, “Transforming the German City: The Kampffmeyer Family and the German Garden City Association” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Hassan, S. Faisal, “Modernist Aberrations: The Dialectics of Expressionism in American Art and Architecture (1958–1992)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek, C. Jones)

Hedrick, Christian, “German Architects and the Encounter with Egypt in the Nineteenth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Heinrichs, Johanna, “Between City and Country: Francesco Pisani, Palladio, and Sixteenth-Century Architecture in the Veneto” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

Herman, Margaret, “From Berlin to Broadacres: Central European Influence on American Visionary Urbanism, 1910–1935” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Hubregtse, Menno, “Mobile Audiences and Fixed Sculptures in Pacific Rim Urban Developments” (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

Huynh, Son Van, “Principles of Contemporary Memorial Architecture: An
Investigation into the Design Strategies for Commemoration” (York University, S. Hornstein)

Johnson, Emilie Katherine, “The Great House and Beyond: Plantation Complexes and Networks in the Antebellum Deep South” (Virginia, L. Nelson)

Kaligotla, Subhashini, “Shiva’s Waterfront Temples: Reimagining the Sacred Architecture of India’s Deccan Region” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Karakaş, Deniz, “Clay Pipes, Marble Surfaces: The Topographies of Water Supply and Waste Disposal in the Outskirts of the Ottoman Capital” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Kasdorf, Katherine, “Forming Dorasamudra: Temples of the Hoysala Capital in Context” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Kauffman, Jordan, “Drawing on Architecture: The Socioaesthetics of Architectural Drawing, 1964–1990” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Keefer, Jeannine, “Politicization of Space: Urban Campus, Urban Renewal, and Development in the Temple and University City Areas of Philadelphia from 1947 to the Present” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Keen, Ann, “Redefining Modernism: Monumentality and Expressionism in Architecture of the Olympic Summer Games, 1960–1976” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Kerrigan, Steven J., “Normandy’s Role in the Development of the Flamboyant Style: Decoration, Meaning, and Exchange in Late Gothic Architecture” (Iowa, R. Bork)

Khera, Dipti, “Urban Imaginings between Empires: Mapping from Udaipur to Jaipur, 1707–1832” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Klee, Jeffrey, “The Five Orders of Beacon Hill” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Kocyba, Kate, “Identity through Style: The Transatlantic Dissemination of Anglican and Episcopal Neo-Gothic Church Architecture” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Eggener)

Kornegay, Kevin, “Ghent and the World Exhibition of 1913” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Koval, Lindsay M., “Architectural Patronage and Liberal Religion at New York’s Riverside Church” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Lee, Risha, “Constructing Communities: Tamil Merchant Temples in India and China (850–1281)” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, R. Harrist)

León, Ana María, “Southern Surrealisms: Buenos Aires, 1935–1955” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

López, John Fabian, “The Hydrographic City: Mapping Mexico City’s Urban Form in Relation to Its Aquatic Condition, 1521–1700” (MIT, D. Friedman)

LoScerbo, Gianna, “A Struggle for the Real: Documentary Photography and Film in Post-WWII American Culture” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Love, M. Jordan, “‘On Earth as It is in Heaven?’: The Creation of the Bastide Towns of Southwest France” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Lvovski, Ronald, “Building a Multicultural Middle Ages: Early Medieval Architecture in Spain as Bearer of Convivencia” (York University, M. Thurlby)

Mace, Jessica, “Nation Building: Gothic Revival Houses in Canada West, 1841–1867” (York University, M. Thurlby)

Manson, Andrew, “Architecture, Archaeology, and Urbanism in ‘Roma Mussolinea’: The Via dell’Impero and the Palazzo del Littorio Competition” (Columbia, N. Kampen, M. McLeod)

Martone-Dragani, Concetta, “Artistic Culture in Naples in the Early Seventeenth Century” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Matteson, Matthew Benjamin, “Between Architectures: Institutionalization and Architectural Discourse in Early 20th-Century Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

McAtee, Cammie, “Form and Formalism in American Architecture in the 1950s and 60s” (Harvard, N. Levine)

Oguz, Zeynep, “Multi-Functional T-shaped Zaviyes in the Early Ottoman Context” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Merrill, Elizabeth, “Francesco di Giorgio as Itinerant Architect” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Miller, Jeffrey, “The Building Program of Walter de Gray: Architectural Production and Reform in the Archdiocese of York” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Mims, Martina, “August Endell’s Exploration of the Relationship of the Modern Observer and Form” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Morash, Emily Chace, “Images of the Italian Interior: Lo Stile and Domestic Architecture, 1941–1947” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Morawski, Erica, “Designing Destinations: Hotel Architecture, Urbanism, and American Tourism in Puerto Rico and Cuba, 1898–1959” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Moses, Kelema Lee, “Between Hegemony and Imperialism in the Architecture of
Territorial Honolulu, 1900–1959” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Myers, Tracy, “Modern Architecture for Education in the Post-War Era: Public School Buildings by the Architects Collaborative (TAC) and the Development of American Modernism, 1946–1995” (Delaware, D. Stillman)

Napolitano, Elena, “Prospects of Statecraft: Urban Strategy and the Vision of French Nationhood in Rome, 1660–1700” (Toronto, E. Levy)

Nieman, Richard, “Monuments to God and Man: The Local Churches of Cruciform Plan in Anglo-Norman Sussex and the New Norman Aristocracy” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Obniski, Monica, “Fashioned by Folk Art and Modernism: Alexander H. Girard’s Postwar American Design Projects” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Pace, Jennifer, “The Banlieues Problem: Locating Housing for the Greatest Number in Architectural Practice and Discourse” (University of British Columbia, R. Windsor-Liscombe)

Panduro, Katherine, “Épures and the Dynamics of Architectural Design and Construction during the Thirteenth Century” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Papadimitriou, Christiana, “The MARS Group: Going Modern in Britain, 1933–1957” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Papineau, Katherine, “Displaying Domesticity: Life in the Mid-Twentieth Century Modernist Glass House” (UC Santa Barbara, V. Welter)

Parker, Jennifer, “The Architectural Patronage of the Third Marquess of Bute” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Passanti, Francesco, “Le Corbusier at the Salon d’Automne of 1922” (Columbia, R. Middleton)

Pitamber, Naomi Ruth, “Re-Placing Byzantium: Laskarid Urban Environments and the Landscape of Loss (1204–1261 AD)” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

Posner, Avrom, “Civic Improvement: Chautauqua and Progressive Era Aesthetic Reform” (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

Rahimi, Shaparak, “Humanizing Modernism: Architecture and the City at the Triennale in Postwar Milan” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Rai, Mira, “Designing Discipline: A Spatial History of Prisons in Colonial Bengal” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Ranogajec, Paul, “The Apotheosis of the Public Realm: Classical Architecture in New York City, 1880–1914” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Root, Colin, “‘Living on the Level’: The Significance of Horizontality in Reshaping Postwar America” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Routh, Miranda, “The Idea of the Renaissance in British Architecture, 1750–1890” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Rubenstein, Meghan, “Animate Architecture at Kabah: Terminal Classic Art and Politics in the Puuc Region” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey, D. Stuart)

Sablove, Henrietta, “Study Abroad: American Architects and Their Travel Sketches, 1850–1950” (Rutgers, C. Yanni)

Sadow, Samuel, “Provisional Capital: National and Urban Identity in the Architecture and Planning of Bonn, 1949–Present” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Sassin, Erin Eckhold, “Examining the German Ledigenheim: Development of a Housing Type, Position in the Urban Fabric, and Impact on Central European Housing Reform” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Scarlett, Sarah, “Practicing the Home: Space, Movement, and Taste in Michigan’s Copper Country” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Shields, Rebecca, “The Space Between: Politics and Urban Development in Early Seventeenth-Century London” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Sirman, Brian, “Concrete Dreams: Architecture, Politics, and Boston’s New City Hall, 1960–2010” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Sridharan, Shriya, “Śrirangam’s New Antiquity: Negotiating the Hindu Temple’s Divine and Historic Pasts in a Global Present” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Framing the Monastic Ritual: Architecture and Liturgy of the Byzantine Church Narthexes on Mount Athos (10th–15thCenturies)” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Stead, Adam, “Rebuilding St. Kunibert: Artistic Integration, Patronage, and Institutional Identities in Thirteenth-Century Cologne” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Swan, Christopher, “An Alternative Modernism: The Pacific Northwest Architecture of John Yeon” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Swisher, Christine, “Beyond Euthenics: Home Economics and the Reinvention of the American House, 1893–1939” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

Teriba, Adedoyin, “An Afro-Brazilian Colonization: Memory, Aesthetics, and Identity in Modern Architecture in the Bight of Benin and Its Hinterland (1880–1960)” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Triplett, Edward, “Architectural Reconquest: The Fortified Presence of Christian Military
Orders on the Iberian Border with Islam (1150–1400)” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “L’Architecture libre: The Institutional Formation of the Private Architect, 1863–1900” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Vronskaya, Alla, “Rationalizing Perception: Psychophysiological Aesthetics and Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1919–1941” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Walker, Nathaniel, “Frameworks for the Future: Architecture and Urbanism in Science Fiction and Utopia” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Walton, Ann, “The Relationship between Castle and Cathedral in English Medieval Towns” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Weiss, Sean, “Photographs for the Modern City: An Enterprise in the Urban Transformation of Second Empire and Early Third Republic Paris” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Willis, Carol, “Futuricity: American Visionary Urbanism in the 1920s” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Yan, Wencheng, “Writing a History of Chinese Architecture: 1920–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Yerkes, Carolyn, “The Paradox of Precision: Architectural Drawing between Ancients and Moderns” (Columbia, H. Ballon)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)