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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Ayad, Lara, “Picturesque Peasants: Painting Egyptian Identity at the Fuad I Agricultural Museum in Cairo” (Boston University, C. Becker)

Cooney, Lynne, “The Transparent Glass Cabinet: The Politics of Display in Exhibitions in Johannesburg After Apartheid” (Boston University, C. Becker)

Bell-Brown, Jessica, “Bad Attachments: The Unmoored Painterly Object in the Post Civil Rights Decade” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Cobb, Dariel, “Building Négritude: Francophonie, Tropicalité, and Invented Tradition” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Eardley, Megan,”Halls of Gold and Progress: Modern Architecture and the Expansion of the Mining Industry in Apartheid South Africa (1953-1980)” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

Fenton, Rebecca, “Cloth as Conduit: Fashion and Commerce in Mali’s Diasporas” (Indiana University, P. McNaughton)

Fine, Jonathan, “Mandu Yenu Thrones: Tradition, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Bamum Kingdom, 1885-2008” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Gundlach, Cory K. “Spirited Objects: Lobi Art in West Africa and Beyond” (University of Iowa, C. Roy)

Heckscher, Marguerite, “Objects as Bodies, Bodies as Objects: Medicine and Arts among the Shambaa of Tanzania” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, H. Drewal)

Lathrop, Perrin, “A Sublime Art: Akinola Lasekan and Colonial Modernism in Nigeria” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Lima, Alvaro Luis, “Art in Mozambique at the End of Socialism” (Columbia University, Z. Strother)

Lortie, Marie, “Afrique en Créations: Transnational patronage in the Francophonie 1990-2011” (University of Toronto, E. Harney)

Magloughlin, Amara, “Mind, Body, Spirit: the art/history of Walid Raad” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Maples, Amanda M., “Free Youth in Freetown: Masked Performance and Urban Cultural Arts in Sierra Leone” (University of California, Santa Cruz, E. Cameron)

Martino, Allison, “Stamping History: Stories of Social Change in Ghana's Adinkra Cloth” (University of Michigan, R. Silverman)

Masilela, Nomaduma, “Set Setal’s Imaginaire: Intervention in Public Space, Historiography, and Conceptualism” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

Oldjira, Meseret, “Commemoration and Community: Illuminated Gospel Manuscripts in Monastic Ethiopia, 1280-1350” (Princeton, C. Barber and B. Kitzinger)

Purdy, Janet, “Carved Swahili Doors: Gateways of Status, Trade, and Transaction in East Africa” (Penn State, W. Dewey)

Villarroel, Fernanda “Repurposing debris of Global Capitalism: Contemporary art from Lagos, Nigeria, in the Transnational Affective Economy” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.Casid)

Wolff, Rebecca, “Art During Wartime: The Nigerian Civil War and Nigerian Contemporary Art” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Woudstra, Rixt, “Minimal Needs, Minimum Standards: Welfare, Housing and Segregation in British Sub-Saharan Africa, 1945 -1968” (MIT, T. Hyde)