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

North America
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2017

Show in progress dissertations

Bissonauth, Natasha, “Play at the Turn of the Millennium: Reframing South Asian Diasporic Art (1980s - present)” (Cornell University, I. Dadi)

Butler, Eliza, “The Civic Art of Francis Davis Millet” (Columbia University, E. Hutchinson)

Casey, Emily, “Waterscapes: Representing the Sea in the American Imagination, 1750-1800” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

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

Conley, Niki Eaton, “Lt. Claggett Wilson, Queer Masculinity, and the Formation of American Modernism” (University of Missouri, K. Schwain)

Freese, Lauren “Taste in the City: Depictions of Food Consumption in Urban America, 1880-1920” (The University of Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Hartana, Sutrisno, “Origins, Journeys, Encounters: A Cultural Analysis of Wayang Performances in North America” (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Heung, Elsie, “Women's Suffrage in American Art: Recovering Forgotten Contexts, 1900-1920” (Graduate Center, CUNY, G. Levin)

Lopes, Shana, “'The Intimate Connection': American and Germany Photography, Interactions from 1840 to 1890” (Rutgers University, T. Sheehan)

McClellan, Meghan, “Visual Humor: Female Photographers and the Making of Modern American Womanhood, 1860-1915” (University of Missouri, K. Schwain)

Munson, Meredith Massar, “Babylon, New Jerusalem, and the Brooklyn Bridge: Modern Vastations in American Art” (Graduate Theological Union, D. Zuber)

Oliver, Christopher, “Civic Visions: The Panorama and Popular Amusement in American Art and Society, 1845-1870” (University of Virginia, M. McInnis)

Raffel, Amy, “Merchandise, Mass Media, and Accessibility: Keith Haring’s Pop Shop (Graduate Center, CUNY, S. Wilson)

Seymour, Brian, “Art Collecting and Shaping Publics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: A Philadelphia Story” (Temple University, G. Silk)

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

Thomas, Tashima, “An Imperial Diet: From Cacao to Coconuts – Representing Edible Bodies in the Americas from the Eighteenth Century to the Present” (Rutgers University, T. Flores)

Thompson, Whitney, “Foreign-born Artists Making ‘American’ Pictures: The Immigrant Experience and the Art of the United States, 1819-1893” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Torbert, Amy, “Dissolving the Bonds: Robert Sayer and John Bennett, Print Publishers in an Age of Revolution” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Warner, Emily S., “Abstraction Unframed: Abstract Murals in New York, 1935-1960” (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Yanoviak, Eileen, “Farmscapes: Picturing Land Transformation in Nineteenth Century America” (University of Louisville)