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

Pre-Columbian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2013

Show completed dissertations

Benjamin, Aliza M., “From One Emperor to Another: Moctezuma, Charles V, and the Circulation of Aztec Art and Artifacts in Hapsburg Europe” (Temple, T. Cooper, A. West)

Brown, Mary, “An Avian Intervention: The Emergence of the Bird in Andean Paracas Art, ca. 600–200 BCE” (CUNY, E. Keber)

Earley, Caitlin, “At the Edge of the Maya World: Art, Politics, and Ritual in the Comitan Valley” (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Ellis, Helen Burgos, “Maize Imagery in the Codex Borgia: Ritual, Agriculture, and Society in Late Post-Classic Central Mexico (ca. 1250–1521)” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Gannaway, Amanda, “Visualizing Divine Authority: An Iconography of Lordship on the Late Intermediate North Coast of Peru” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Gassaway, William, “Extraordinary Bodies: The Art of Deformation in Postclassic Mexico” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

McGarry, Renee, “Exotic Contact: Flora and Fauna in Mexica Visual Culture” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Reynolds-Kaye, Jennifer, “Contemporary Pre-Columbian Art” (USC, M. Gomez-Barris)

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

Saracino, Jennifer, “Shifting Landscape: Depictions of Cultural Disruption and Continuity in the Mapa Uppsala of Mexico-Tenochtitlan” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Siegler, Jennifer, “Interaction and Imitation: Chimú Art after the Conquest by the Inka Empire, 1460–1534” (Emory, R. Stone)

Steinbach, Penny, “Sacrificing the Jaguar Baby: Understanding a Classic Maya Myth on Codex-Style Ceramics” (UT Austin, D. Stuart, J. Guernsey)

Terry, James, “Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanna and the Central Yucatan” (Yale, M. Miller)

Tierney, Meghan, “Embodying Nasca: Sculptural Polychrome Ceramics, ca. 1–450 CE” (Emory, R. Stone)

Vazquez, Andrea, “Portraits, Pots, or Power Objects? On the Imagery and Ontology of Wari Faceneck Jars” (Columbia, E. Pasztory)