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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and American Commercial Photography, in the United States, 1920–1965” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Adams, Harrison, “Photography in the First Person: Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, and Sally Mann” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Bair, Nadya, “The Decisive Network: Magnum Photos and the Art of Collaboration in Postwar Photojournalism” (USC, R. Meyer)

Barber, Julia, “Reframing Art Photography: Strategies of Display and Design in British Pictorialism” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Barber, Karen, “Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and its Narrative in the 1920s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Bender, Stephanie, “Constructions of the Angestellte: Photographs of the Salaried Class in the Weimar Republic” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Bock, Amanda, “Paul Strand: Envisioning Community, 1940–1955” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Boone, Emilie, “Visions of Harlem: Reconsidering the Studio Photography of James Van Der Zee” (Northwestern, K. Thompson)

Bravo, Monica, “Picturing Greater America: US Modernist Photographers and the Mexican Cultural Renaissance, 1920–45” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Brown, Leslie, “Pay Per View: Touristic Viewing Devices, Photographic Behaviors, and Picturing Landscape in American Art” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Chang, Boyoung, “Exploring identities: Contemporary Korean Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Colard, Sandrine, “Photography in the Colonial Congo, 1885–1960” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Cushman, Carrie, “Temporary Ruins: Miyamoto Ryûji's Architectural Photography in Postmodern Japan” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

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

Galustian, Abelina, “Orienting the Politics of Images: The Armenian Role in Middle Eastern Photography, 1850–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Hazard, Alice Maggie, “Building a Market for Death: Civil War Photographs and the Rise of Death and Mourning as a Public Experience in the Nineteenth-Century North” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Hyde Nolan, Erin, “Ottomans Abroad: The Translation and Circulation of Nineteenth-Century Portrait Photography from Istanbul to Europe and the United States” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Isotani, Yusuke, “The Quest for Identity in French Photography: The History of Arts et Métiers Graphiques (1927–1939)” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Jang, Sunhee, “Contemporary Art and the Search for History: The Emergence of the Artist–Historian” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Jensen, Hadley, “Shaped by the Camera: Navajo Weavers and the Photography of Making in the American Southwest, 1880–1945” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Glass)

Jones, Christopher Alan, “‘A Clock for Space’: Shaping Time through Return Photography, 1975–2010” (Florida, J. Tsai)

Kirkwood, Meghan L. E., “The Representation of Landscape in Contemporary South African Photography” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Lebowitz, Anjuli, “Faith in the Field: The Photographic Albums of Auguste Salzmann, 1854–1875” (Boston University, K. Sichel)

Lopes, Shana, “‘The Fraternity throughout the World’: American and German Photography, Interactions from 1840 to 1890” (Rutgers, T. Sheehan)

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

Macfarlane, Ellen, “Seeing Plus: Group f.64 Photography and the Political” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Mathwig, Alexandra “Curating the Photographic Modern: John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art, 1962–1991” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Mickevicius, Emilia, “Dispassionate Landscapes: Style and Spectatorship in New Topographics, 1975” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Mintie, Katherine, “Rights and Reproductions?: Commercial Photography and Copyright Law in the United States, 1884–1909” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Mustard, Maggie, “Atlas Novus: Kawada Kikuji, the Map, and Postwar Japanese Photography” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Rozental, Rotem, “Photographic Archives, Nationalism, and the Foundation of the Jewish State, 1903–1948” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Sands, Audrey, “Zones of Contention: Lisette Model and Creative Photography in Mid Twentieth-Century America” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Sawyer, Drew, “Frame Work: The Contexts of Walker Evans” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Scruggs, Andrew, “Photo Riot! American Photographic Practices, 1962–1975” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Shannon, Heather A., “Just an Amateur: Adam Clark Vroman, Photography, and the American West, 1895–1904” (Rutgers, T. Sheehan)

Shaw, Hannah R., “August Sander and the Photographic Conditions of Nazi-Era Germany” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Shea, Laura Elizabeth, “Photographs from the Road: Inge Morath, Sophie Calle, Sally Mann, and the American Landscape” (UIUC T. Weissman)

Sims, Theresa, “Photography and Zulu Vernacular Portraiture, 1860 to the Present” (Harvard, S. Blier)

Smiley, Michelle, “Becoming Photography: The American Development of a Medium” (Bryn Mawr College, H. King)

Solano, Juanita, “Theater of the Self. Photography, Race, and Progress: Fotografía Rodríguez and Benjamín de la Calle, Medellín (Colombia), 1891–1938” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Stewart, Danielle, “Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo (1930–1955)” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Talbot, Emily, “The Photographic Effect: Making Pictures after Photography, 1875–1905” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Taylor, Phil, “Raoul Ubac’s Photographic Surrealism” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Tifentale, Alise, “An International Style of Photography, 1952–1964” (CUNY, S. Wilson)

Totos, Veronika, “Making Pictures Move: Mechanical Images and the Problem of Invention” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

Tung, Stephanie, “Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Voelker, Emily, “Visualizing the Indigenous Cultures of ‘Amerique du Nord’: Photography, Anthropology, and Franco-American Exchange, 1870–1890” (Boston, K. Sichel)

Wang, Hahn-Chih, “The Profane and Profound: American Road Photography from 1930 to the Present” (Temple, G. Silk)

West, Alana, “Frederick H. Evans: A Man of Catholic Interests” (Queen’s, J. Schwartz)

White, Rachel, “Graphic Form: Vogue and the Politics of the Body, 1930–1950” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Wilson, Leslie, “Past Black and White: The Color of Photography in South Africa, 1994–2004” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Zhou, Dengyan, “The Language of ‘Photography’ in China: A Genealogy of Conceptual Frames from Sheying to Xinwen Sheying and Jishi Sheying” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)