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

Twentieth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Açıkgöz, Ümit, “Global Locality, National Modernity: Negotiating Urban Politics in Early Republican Istanbul (1923-1949)” (Rice University, S. Hamadeh)

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

Adams, Amanda Dalla Villa, “Sally Mann’s Photographs and Theories of Nostalgia” (Virginia Commonwealth University, M. Lindauer)

Adams, Harrison, “Photography in the First Person: Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, Francesca Woodman, Nan Goldin and Sally Mann” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Ahern, Mallory, “Flickers, Loops, Dots, Stacks, and Tracings: Cinematic Devices and the Technical Image, 1960-1975” (Yale University, F. Casetti, C. Buckley)

Alexander, Aleesa Pitchamarn, “Unaccountable Modernisms: The Black Arts of Post-Civil Rights Alabama” (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin)

Alteveer, Ian, “The Rise of the Poststudio: A History of California Institute of the Art, 1961-1980” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Storr)

Alvarez, Andrea, “The Art and Pedagogy of Josef Albers” (Virginia Commonwealth University, M. Lindauer)

An, Jamin, “Tracing the Emergence of Contemporary Curatorial Practice, 1960s-1970s” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Antonucci, Marica, “After Engagement: Art and Community in Italy 1960-1978” (Johns Hopkin University, M. Warnock)

Ari, Nisa, “Parity and Disparity: Cultural Politics and the Formation of Palestinian Art” (MIT, N. Rabbat and C. Jones)

Arnadottir, Heida, “SÚM, Fluxus and the Nonhuman: The Development of Icelandic Contemporary Art around SÚM, 1965-1975” (The University of British Columbia, T. Smith)

Arroyo, Nenette, ”Loca Sancta in the New World: The Creation of Sacred Space in the Spanish California Missions” (University of Virginia, R. Wilson)

Bacal, Edward. “Bodies Withdrawn: The Ethics of Abstraction in Contemporary Post-Minimal Art” (University of Toronto, J. Ricco)

Bacall, Analisa Coats, “Post-Function: U.S. Fiber Art between Bauhaus and Feminist Textiles” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Bacon, Alex, Opaque Surfaces and Lived Illusions: Minimalism and the Status of Painting in the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Badgett, Virginia Reynolds, “Robert Henri’s Women: Art, Individuality and Influence” (University of California, Santa Barbara, E.B. Robertson)

Bago, Ivana, “Post-Yugoslav Generation: Art, History and Theory at the Unidentified Grave of Yugoslav Twentieth Century” (Duke University, K. Stiles)

Baker, Marissa H., “The Nation Within: Chicago’s Black Arts Movement and the Figuration of Black Liberation” (University of Illinois at Chicago, L. Y. Lee)

Balboni, Francesca, “Marie Menken and Film as Friendship” (University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

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

Barragán, Maite, “Mediating Modernity: Visual Culture and Class in Madrid, 1926-1936” (Temple University, A. Nelson; G. Silk)

Barth, Catherine, “Frederick Sommer: At the Limits of Avant-Garde Photography” (Emory University, T. Cronan)

Batario, Jessamine, “The Art and Intellectual History of Byzantine Modernism” (The University of Texas at Austin, R. Shiff)

Batuhan, Tuğba, “Two Museums in One Case: The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico and The Museum of Painting and Sculpture in Turkey” (Florida State University, M. Carrasco)

Bauman, Emily, “Performance and Video Work of Bruce Nauman, Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Behar, Ionit, “Minimalism as Resistance: Margarita Paksa in Argentina’s Military Dictatorship” (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins)

Bell, Gloria, “The Eloquence of Things: An Analysis of Indigenous Art at the 1925 Pontifical Missionary Exposition” (The University of British Columbia, C. Thrush)

Bentley, Brian, “Popists of Underdevelopment: Brazilian New Figuration, 1963-1970” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Beresford, Amanda, “Count Étienne de Beaumont, Dance, and the Contest for the Avant-Garde” (Washington University in St. Louis, J. Klein)

Biczel, Dorota, “Ready-made Subjects: Non-object Art, Migration, and Democratic Transition in Peru, 1979–1988” (UT Austin, A. Giunta/G. Flaherty)

Bigman, Alexander, “Art at the End of Liberalism: Explorations of Fascist Aesthetics, 1974-84” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Bivens, Becky, “Automatic Affects and Formal Feelings: Surrealism and Formalism in Mid-Century Art Criticism” (University of Illinois at Chicago, B. Stimson)

Boate, Rachel, “Biomorphic Abstraction in 1930s Paris” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Lubar)

Bobier, Kim, “Representing and Refracting the Civil Rights Movement in Late Twentieth-Century Art” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J. Bowles)

Bonin, Christianna, “Pictures of Wool: Art, Craft, and Politics in the Soviet Union, 1917-69” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Boone, Jobyl, “Christo and Jean-Claude in the United States, 1964-2005” (University of Delaware, A. Gibson)

Borgen, Maibritt, “Some of My Basic Assumptions: The Art of Öyvind Fahlström 1952-1976” (Yale University, C. Buckley, D. Joselit)

Bozer, Julia, “Traveler-Artists in the Old New World, 1968-1982” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Bratton, Lyndsay, “The Artěl Cooperative (1908-1934): Crafting Czech Modernity for the Nation” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Breatore, Mattthew, “Tansula do Amanal and Emilia Di Carakcauti , 1922-1930: Brazilian Art and Identity” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Brett, Ami, “Alvin Lustig, Los Angeles Designer” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)
Bucarelli, Viviana, “Awe in Quietude: Transcendentalist Magic Realism” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Bucilla, Drew, “Europ: Expanded Cinema, Projection and the Film Co-op in Western Europe, 1966-1979” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Buhe, Elizabeth “The Expansive Edge of 1960s Abstraction” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Bullock, Nathan, “Architecture and the Performance of Citizenship in a Global City: Singapore, 1965-2015” (Duke University, A. Wharton)

Burleigh, Paula, “The Labyrinth and the Cave: Archaic Forms in Utopian Projects in Europe, 1952-1972” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Burton, Johanna, “The Content of Context: Appropriation in American Art of the 1980s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Byrd, Antawan , “Interferences: Sound, Technology, and the Politics of Listening in Afro-Atlantic Art “ (Northwestern University, K. Thompson)

Camp, Jennifer, “Stories in Pictures: The Woodcut Novels of Lynd Ward and Visual Narrative in Depression-Era America” (University of Virginia, C. Higginbotham)

Campbell, Andrianna, “Norman Lewis: Linearity, Pedagogy and Activism in his Abstract Expressionism, 1946-1964” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Campbell, Thomas, “Real to Reel: The Cassette Publication as Networked Space” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Carletti, Sabrina, “The Work of Xul Solar; Modernity, Cosmopolitanism and the Revision of Figuration” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Carmack, Kara, “Marginal Centers: Parties on, off, and through Manhattan Public Access Cable Television, 1972-1983” (University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

Carter, Kristen, “Enraged and Confused: Art After Student Revolt, circa 1970” (The University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Cerejido, Elizabeth, “Deconstructing Binaries: Cuban-American Art Beyond Nation and Exile” (M. Stanfield-Mazzi, K. Cabañas)

Chaim, Jordan Karney, “Permanent Presence: Artists, Exhibition Spaces, and the Rise of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, 1970-1990” (Boston University, G. Williams)

Chase, Mallorie, “The State at Home: Building Politics and Intimate Propaganda during Portugal's Dictatorship, 1933-74” (University of California, Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Choi, Esther, “The Organization of Life: Architecture and the Life Sciences in Britain, 1929-1951” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Clifford, Benjamin, “Painting and Geometry Circa 1980, Mary Heilmann, Chuck Close, Allan McCollum” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Lubar)

Cohen, Lucas, “Port of Flanders: Jef Geys and Belgium in the 1970s” (Columbia University, R. Krauss)

Cooke, Erica, “The Dia Art Foundation: The Formation of Site, Address and Audience” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Corey, Laura Dickey, “The Inspiring Insider: Mary Cassatt and the Taste for Impressionism in America” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J. Brown/L. Nochlin)

Cowan, Sarah, “Mending Abstraction: Howardena Pindell's Non-Representational Black Feminisms, 1967–86” (University of California, Berkeley, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Crockett, Vivian, “’The skin of all’: The Racial Politics of an Anthropophagic Return in Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Pape” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

Croggon, Nicholas, “Reconstructing the Utopian Moment: Experimental Video Practices in the Late 1960s and 1970s” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Czerwinski, Mikolaj, “ 'An Intelligent, Complex, and Human Design Project': Design as Social and Political Practice in Poland 1956-1972” (University of Illinois at Chicago, J. Mekinda)

Dalton, Caitlin, “Imprinting Art and Ideology: Memory and Pedagogy in the Early German Democratic Republic” (Boston University, G. Williams)

Damman, Catherine, “Unreliable Narrators: Laurie Anderson, Julia Heyward, and Jill Kroesen Perform the 1970s” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Davidow, Jackson, “Viral Visions: Art, Epidemiology, and Spatial Practices in the Global AIDS Pandemic” (MIT, C. Jones)

de Lacaze Mohrman, Michaela, “Counter-Spectacles and the Inception of Argentine Mass Media Art: Marta Minujín's Happenings and Environments of the 1960s” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

de Laforcade, Sonia”Áudio-Visual: the Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s” (Princeton, I. Small)

De Luca, Zoë, “'You can go now': producing decolonial publics in a global art world”(McGill University, C. Nelson and J. Sterne)

Demby, Nicole, “The Diplomatic Image: Framing Art and Internationalism, 1945-1960” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Demir, Duygu, “A Syncretic Modernism: Articulations of Painting in Turkey, 1933-1964” (MIT, C. Jones)

Dentzer, Julie G., “François Dufrêne, les dessous” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)

Derom, Edouard, “Group ZERO: New Interpretations” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Di Cicco, Rae, “The Kosmos, the Body, and the Other: The Cosmopolitan Imagination of Erika Giovanna Klien” (University of Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

DiBenedetto, Erica, “Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt's Art, 1965–1980” (Princeton, B. Doherty and H. Foster)

DiTillo, Jessica “Interart Traffic: Contemporary Parody and the Politics of Identity in the work of Robert Colescott, Glenn Ligon, and Nao Bustamante.” (University of Texas at Austin, C. Smith)

Dorofeeva, Maria. “Fantasizing Manhood: Art and Sexual Politics in Spain, 1898-1939.” (UIUC, O. Vazquez)

Dosch, Mya, “Creating 1968: Art, Architecture, and the Afterlives of the Mexican Student Movement” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Dupecher, Natalie, “Language, Body, World: The Art of Hans Bellmer” (Princeton, Doherty)

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)

Edwards, Randall, “Beyond Land Art: Site, Body, and Self in the Work of Dennis Oppenheim, 1967-75” (Graduate Center, CUNY, H. Senie)

Encarnacion, Samantha Karam, “Ways of Being, Ways of Knowing: Dorothea Tanning’s Posthumanist Representations” (Virginia Commonwealth University, K. Chapman)

Farmer, Sophia, “Of Flesh and Metal: The Artificial Yet Living Being in Futurist Art & Literature” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, B. Buenger)

Farzin, Media, “Theater, Artifice, and Opacity: Guy de Cointet and 1970s Performance” (Graduate Center, CUNY, S. Wilson)

Favorite, Jennifer, “Museum Additions at U.S. War Memorials and the Reinterpretation of National History” (Graduate Center, CUNY, H. Senie)

Feldman, Julia, “Charles Simonds” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Firunts, Mashinka”Performing the Pedagogy of Protest” (University of Pennsylvania, K. Silverman)

Fiske, Courtney, “Rethinking Post-Minimalism: Gordon Matta-Clark and the Cut c. 1970” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Fitzmaurice, Melissa, “Modeling the Modern Myth of Rome” (Binghamton University, J. Walker)

Flaherty, Shannon, “Tell Me About It: The Role of Confession in Contemporary Art” (University of Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Floyd, Tiffany, “Dreams of Ancient Times: Antiquity, Archaeology, and the Struggle for Contemporaneity in Modern Iraqi Art” (Columbia University, Z. Bahrani)

Frasco, Elizabeth, “Revolutionary Mexican Landscape: Correlating Political and Stylistic Change in Early Modern Mexico” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Friess, Jennifer, “Energizing Paris: Photography and Electric Light in the Interwar Period” (University of Kansas, J. Pultz)

Fuentes, Elvis, “Bowling for Moscow: the relationship between Soviet visual culture and Cuban art, 1972-1994” (Rutgers University, J. Sharp)

Gaglia, Nicole Y., “Visualizing Bodies: Public Health and the Medicalized Every day in Modern Japan” (Duke University, G. Weisenfeld)

Galan, Ignacio, “Circulating Interiors: The Logics of Arredamento and the Furnishing of National Imaginaries in Italy 1922-1945” (Princeton University, L. Allais and B. Colomina)

Gaylord, Kristen, “Infiltrate the Masses’: Immaculate Heart College and Corita Kent in the 1960s” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

German, Elisa, “The Creative State: The Calcografía Nacional and its Impact on Printmaking in Madrid After the Spanish Civil War, 1939-1959” (Boston University, G. Williams)

Goldman, Sasha, “Torno Subito: Maurizio Cattelan and the Return(s) of Italy” (Boston University, G. Williams)

Ginsberg, Mary Ann: “The Revolution Before the Revolution: The Art Bureau of Nadezhda Dobychina, 1912-1919” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Glasscock, Ann, “Sacred Silver in Modern America: Hudson Roysher and the Postwar Revival of Religious Craft” (University of Wisconsin, N. Marshall)

Glosser, Caitlin, “Painting in any Medium: Sonia Delaunay’s Embodied Vision of Modernity” (Emory University, T. Cronan)

Gollnick, Elizabeth, “Diffusion: Women Light Artists in Postwar California” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Gore, Holly, “Reinventing Work: Modernist Wood and Skilled Trade, 1940-1970” (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin)

Gouigah, Lotfi “A Work of Life: The Performative Technics of Lynn Hershman Leeson and American Feminist Art” (McGill University, Amelia Jones)

Grayson, Saisha, “Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Haines, Chelsea, “Staging the Modern, Building the Nation: Israeli Exhibitions, 1948-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Golan)

Hanson, Lauren, “Creating a Scene: Art and Experimentation in Düsseldorf circa 1958” (University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

Hawley, Elizabeth S., “Modern Arts and Pueblo Traditions in Santa Fe, 1909-1931” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Healy, Charlotte “Haptic Perception in Artistic Training and Two-Dimensional Art and Design, from Weimar Germany to Postwar America” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Lubar)

Henriksen, Niels, “Asger Jorn and the Classification of Disfiguration, 1948–1965” (Princeton University, H. Foster)

Heuer, Megan, “A New Realism: Fernand Léger 1918-1931” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Hite, Tessa, “Rebranding the Enemy: American Propaganda and Photography in Postwar Germany” (Boston University, K. Sichel)

Holaday, Jill M. “Gruppe Zero: Working Through War Trauma” (University of Iowa, C. Adcock)

Horisaki-Christens, Nina, “VIDEO HIROBA: Contingent Publics and Video Communication, 1966-1985, (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Howard, Claire, “Surrealism and Post-World War II Culture, 1950-1969” (The University of Texas at Austin, L. Henderson)

Huang, Linda, “Re-imagining Post-socialist Corporeality: Technology, Body, and Nation in Post-1989 Chinese Art” (The Ohio State University, J. Andrews)

Huber, Stephanie, “Cultural Predicaments: Neorealism in The Netherlands 1927–1945” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Hunt, Steve, “The Body of Sculpture: Anthony Caro’s Writing Pieces” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)

Hunter, Lucy, “A Behavioral Theory of the Artist in Residence” (Yale University, T. Barringer, JD Conner)

Iglesias Lukin, Aimé “This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965-1975” (Rutgers University, T. Flores)

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

Isto, Raino: “Monumental Endeavors: Sculpting History in Southeastern Europe, 1960-2016” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Jacobus-Parker, Frances, “The Art of Vija Celmins” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Jimerson, Lauren, “Defying Gender – Redefining the Nude: Female Artists and the Body in Early 20th century Paris” (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Johnson, Grant, “Sheila Hicks: Weaving to the World” (University of Southern California, S. Hudson)

Johnson, Lauren A., “'True Americanism': Images of Race and Citizenship in Ansel Adams's Photobooks, 1940–1960” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Kácsor, Adrienn, “Migrant Communism: Hungarian Artists in the Service of Soviet Internationalism, 1919-1956” (Northwestern University, C. Kiaer)

Karasoulas, Margarita, “Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Kelleher, Philip, “The Ends of Alternative Art: The Street and the Museum in New York City and Mexico City, 1968-1989” (Rice University, G. Bader)

Ketcham, Christopher M., “Minimal Art and Body Politics in New York City, 1961-1975” (MIT, C. Jones)

Klein, Lidia, “Political Postmodernisms: Architecture in Chile and Poland, 1970-1990” (Duke University, A. Wharton)

Kleinman, Sarah, “A Wider Turn: The Curatorial Practice and Exhibitions of Kynaston McShine” (Virginia Commonwealth University, M. Lindauer)

Kliger, Marina, “The Troubadour Style and Gendered Historical Consciousness” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Kogut, Gabriela, “Fictions of the Real: Direct Experience and Mediation in Postwar American Art and Visual Culture” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Kolodziej, Magdalena, “Empire at the Exhibition: The Imperial Art World of Modern Japan (1907-1945)” (Duke University, G. Weisenfeld)

Korobkin, R. Tess, “Sculptural Bodies of the Great Depression” (Yale University, J. Raab)

Kotsioris, Evangelos, “Komp'iuter Architecture(s), 195X-198X” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

Kumar, Aparna, “Partition and the Historiography of Art in South Asia” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

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

Law, Jessica, “Modernism Laid Bare: Mediation and Measurement, 1913-1990” (The University of British Columbia, J. Mansoor)

Lazevnick, Ashley, “Precisionism in the Long 1920s” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Leach, Deba Foxley, “Doris Lee (1905-1983): Self, Society, Place” (University of Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Lee, Anton, “Narrative Forms and Visual Sequences: The New Photography in American Practice and French Discourse, 1968-1989” (The University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Levenson, Abra, “Figures and Things: Charles Demuth, 1914-1935” (Princeton, R. DeLue)
Lima, Alvaro Luis, “Art in Mozambique at the End of Socialism” (Columbia University, Z. Strother)

Llorens, Natasha Marie, “Imagining Violence, Imagining the Nation: Algerian National Cinema between 1965 and 1979” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Lopez, Albert, “The Integrated State: Architecture, Planning and Politics in Mexico: 1938-1958” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Love, Thomas, “Europhobic Exoticism among West German Queers, 1969-1999” (Northwestern University, H. Feldman)

Lowry, Alexis, “On the Road: Art Practice in the Era of the Interstate, 1956-76” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, J. Weiss)

Luse, Emilie Anne-Yvonne, “Art Criticism, Art History, and the Far Right in France 1920-1939” (Duke University, M. Antliff)

Lyver, Emily, “Abject City: Figuring Mexico City in the NAFTA Era” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, E. Sullivan)

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

Mackellar, Erin, “Tomorrow on Display: American and British Housing Exhibitions, 1940-1955” (Boston University, S. Hochausl)

Makarova, Evgeniya, “Architectural Representation under National Socialism: Towards an Aesthetics of Compliance” (McGill University, Christine Ross)

Mandarino, Grant, “Seeing Class: Graphic Satire and the Cultivation of Radicalism in the Weimar Republic” (University of Michigan, M. Biro)

Mann, Ted, “Una ‘Pop Art Italiana?” The Rome School, New York, and the Polemics over a New Realism in Italy, 1957-1964” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Marks, Maxine, “Touching Nether-Regionalisms: Paul Cadmus as Exemplary Foil to a Homegrown American Art” (University of New Mexico, K. P. Buick)

Marsh, C.C., “Mediating Images: UNESCO’s Photographic Projects, 1946 - 1956” (University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

Marshall, Piper, “Ericka Beckman: Dreamwork and The Emergence of Pictures” (Columbia Univerisity, B. Joseph)

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

Matsumura, Kimiko, “Science/Fiction: Habitat Dioramas, Vision, and Postwar American Art” (Rutgers University, S. Sidlauskas)

Matyczyk, Ewa, “Public Transformations: Intervention, Memory, and Community in Warsaw, 1970-2010” (Boston University, G. Williams)

McClenathan, Erin, “Handheld Cinema: The Ephemeral Avant-Garde, c.1917–44” (University of Georgia, N. Andrew)

McGinnis Flanagan, Julie, “Remapping the Spaces for American Art: John Singer Sargent, Modernism and the Grand Central Art Galleries, 1922-1939” (Temple University, E. Pauwels; G. Silk)

McManus, William, “When we made movies just to make them': Warhol's films and the surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Mendoza, Elis, “From Refuge to Shelter:Frederick Cuny’s Humanitarian Architecture as Deferred Utopia” (Princeton University, L. Allais)

Mericle, Robyn, “Before the Endless Miles of Wind and Sand and Empty Far Off Sky: Desert Landscapes in Hollywood’s Silent Era” (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins)

Mickevicius, Emilia, ““New Topographics and the Reinvention of American Landscape Photography, 1975” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

Miller, Mark Parker, “Claiming and Denying Sophistication: Grant Wood’s Art and Responses to It, 1930-1942” (University of Delaware, A. Gibson)

Miller, Sequoia, “Expanding Ceramics: Experimental Clay Practices in the United States, 1963-1973” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Mills, Sarah, “Modern Re/Turn: Weaving in the United States, 1930s-1950s” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Bletter)

Minton, Laura, “‘I’ve been all over this world four times’: Travel, Place, and Memory in the Art of Joseph E. Yoakum” (University of Kansas, D. Cateforis/C. Eldredge)

Mintz, Jordan, “Under Arrest: Photography, Censorship and the Mapplethorpe Controversy” (Tulane University, M. Plante)

Moblard Meier, Anna-Marie, “Mirrored encounters: Viennese Japonismus and the Modern Allegorical works of Gustav Klimt” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel)

Moore, Jake, “Viscous Air: The Voice as Material in the Work of Rebecca Belmore, Susan Philipsz, Sharon Hayes, and Irena Haiduk” (McGill University, Christine Ross)

Moore, Nikki, “Agritectures of the Green Revolution: Architecture, Art and the Agrilogistics of Transnational Aid from the United States to the Caribbean Region, 1930-1978” (Rice University, F. López-Durán)

Morandi, Maria Cristina, “The Representation of Space as a Metaphor in Soviet Hyperrealist Paintings from 1970-1980's” (Rutgers University, J. Sharp)

Morgan, Nicholas, “Displaying Queerness: Art and Identity in the 1990s” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Mounce, Kiersten, “The Revolutionary Life of the Chaise sandows, 1928-1937” (University of Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

Mowder, Meredith, “Art after Dark: Performance in Downtown New York, 1978-1988” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Murphy, Benjamin, “Fieldwork: Problems of Observation in Latin American Video” (Princeton, I. Small)

Musteata, Natalie, “From Radicality to Romanticism: The Institutionalization of the Artist as Curator, 1970-2010” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Myers, Allison, “Cultural Translation and French Art in the United States, 1964-1986” (The University of Texas at Austin, R. Shiff)

Nakagawa, Ikuyo, “Negotiating Boundaries: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Art of Tsuguharu Foujita” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Neal, Julia Elizabeth, “Who Taught You to Think (Like That): Benjamin Patterson's Conceptual Aesthetic” (Texas, Austin, C. Smith)

Nelson, Elyse, “Antonio Canova: Late Career and his British Patrons” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Nelson-Dusek, Colin, “Antoine Bourdelle, Southern Identity, and Classicism in Early-Twentieth Century France” (University of Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Nicholas, Sasha, “Portraiture and the Making of the Modern American Artist, 1918-1929” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Nitsche-Krupp, Andrea, “Process and Perversions: The Early Work of Matthew Barney” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J. Weiss)

Nouril, Ksenia, “The Operative Object: Investigating the Historical Turn in Post-Soviet Art” (Rutgers University, J. Sharp)

O’Brien, Jeff, “The Right to be Seen: Archiving Absence After Nakba in Palestine and Lebanon” (The University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

O'Steen, Danielle, “Plastic Fantastic: American Sculpture in the Age of Synthetics” (University of Maryland, J. Shannon)

Øye, Victoria B., “Coop Himmelblau´s Architecture Machines, Vienna c. 1970” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

Palmer, Daniel S., “The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kasatner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at the Jersey Homesteads” (Graduate Center, CUNY, K. Murphy)

Parent, Vanessa, “History, Myth and the Worker Body: Vienna Actionism within the Longue Duree of 1848” (The University of British Columbia, J. Mansoor)

Park, Eunyoung, “Situating Contemporary Korean Art in the Age of Globalization” (University of Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Park, Haeyun, “Electronic Esperanto: Trans-Pacific Development of Video Art, 1969-1991” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Parker, Wendy A. “Bringing It All Home: Martha Rosler on Person, Place, and Thing.” (University of Iowa, C. Adcock)

Peacock, Daniel, “Alvin Langdon Coburn and the Pictorialist Photograph in Print” (Princeton. A. McCauley)

Perthes, William, “Robert Motherwell and French Symbolist Poetry” (Temple University, G. Silk)
Pierce, Kathleen, “Surface Tension: Skin, Disease, and Visuality in Third Republic France” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Pires, Leah, “Finesse: Louise Lawler in Collaboration, 1978-1984” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Pistell, Gillian, “Ray Johnson: Artist as Archivist” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

Pobocha, Paulina, “Intents and Accidents: The Work of Gabriel Orozco” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, R. Storr/R. Lubar)

Pocock, Antonia, “Sub-Pop from Claes Oldenburg to Jeff Koons” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Poon, Jessica, “Cosmopolitanism and Canadian Modernism: Painters Eleven and the Configuration of Postwar Canadian Identity in the 1950s” (The University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Poor, Kristin, “The Sculptural Prop and the Activation of the Object, 1960–1979” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Pozzi, Clelia, “Recast as New: Italian Restauro and Its Scientific Cultures, 1893-1956” (Princeton University, L. Allais)

Praepipatmongkol, Chanon Kenji, “The Mediations of Abstract Painting: Fernando Zóbel and Tang Chang” (University of Michigan, J. Kee)

Prater, Erika, “Through the Woods: Fairy Tales, Documenta, and Kassel’s Cultural Export” (University of Minnesota, J. Blocker)

Pushaw, Bart, “The Global Invention of 'Art': Race and Visual Sovereignty in the Colonial Baltic World, 1870-1920” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Ramaswamy, Deepa, “The Transactional Terrain: Public Goods and Private Benefits in the Postwar City” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Reilly, M. Alison “Redirecting the Modern Museum: James Johnson Sweeney’s Exhibition Practices in Mid-Century America” (Florida State University, A. Jolles)

Reineck, Ryan, “Our Decorative Scheme”: Abstraction and Subversion in the Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913-1919” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Reznick, Jordan, “White Vernacular: The Racial Significance of the Snapshot to Modern American Photography” (University of California, Santa Cruz, M. Berger)

Richmond-Moll, Jeffrey, “Roots/Routes: Spirituality and Modern Mobility in American Art, 1900-1935” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion)

Rife, Michaela, ”Public Art, Private Land: Visual Culture, Land Use, and Settler Colonialism in the American West 1890-1940” (University of Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Riordan, Lindsay, “Beuys, Terror, Value: 1967-1979” (Yale University, S. Zeidler)

Risteen, Nicholas, “After the Disaster: Architecture and Emergency in Extraordinary Time” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

Robinson, Christine, “Modern History: Sarah Charlesworth and Appropriation, 1977-2013” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Rochester, Katherine, “Lotte Reiniger and the Animated Ornament in Experimental Film, 1919-1937” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel)

Roje, Natasha, “After Abstract Expressionism: Revisiting the ‘Death of Painting’ Problematic” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Romero, Rosalia, “Transborder Anarchism: Visual Culture in Greater Mexico, 1890-1940” (Duke University, E. Gabara)

Rosati, Lauren, “Mechanical Kingdoms: Sound Technologies and the Avant-Garde, 1930-1933” (Graduate Center, CUNY, E. Braun)

Ruembeli, Susanne, “Art as Tragicomedy: Martin Kippenberger and the end of the avant-garde” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, T. Crow)

Ruff, Georgina, “Beyond Light and Space: How the Lamp Changes Everything” (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins)

Ryan, Caitlin, “Documents of Social Life: Photography in Popular Front France” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Sackeroff, Samuel, “The Liberal Image” (Yale University, C. Armstron)

San Martín, Florencia, “The art of Alfredo Jaar: Representing memory, humanitarian crisis, and power relations through the lens of decoloniality” (Rutgers University, T. Flores)

Sánchez, Marisa, “The Beckett Effect: The Work of Paul Chan, Stan Douglas and William Kentridge” (The University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Sands, Audrey, “Lisette Model and the Inward Turn of Photographic Modernism” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Scalissi, Nicole F., “Something to See Here: Staged Violence in Contemporary Art in the United States” (University of Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Schillinger, Jakob, “The Improvement of Contemporary Art: From Information Aesthetics to Post-Conceptual Painting” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Schriber, Abbe, “For a Politics of Obscurity: David Hammons and Black Experimentalism, 1974-1989” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

Schwaller, William, “A Transnational Arte de Sistemas: The Centro de Arte y Comunicación in Argentina and Abroad, 1968-1983” (Temple University, M. Alvarez)

Schwartz, Wiley, “Experimental Pedagogies: Art and Politics of the Scandinavian Neo-Avant-Garde (1961-1972)” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

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

Shabtay, Talia, “From THINK to Look: Vision and the Mathematical Sciences in the Cybernetic Age, 1946-1961” (Northwestern University, H. Feldman)

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

Shirkey, Joshua, “Dance and/as Art in the United States, 1953-1979” (Institute of Fine Arts/ NYU, L. Nochlin)

Sichel, Jennifer. “Criticism without Authority: Gene Swenson, Jill Johnston, Gregory Battcock” (University of Chicago, D. English and M. Jackson)

Silverman, Emma R. “From Eyesore to Icon: The Watts Towers and Modernism in the Margins” (University of California, Berkeley, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Simon, Sydney Skelton, “Harry Bertoia and Postwar American Design Culture” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Smith, Joshua M., “Inglorious Memories: Envisioning the Franco-Prussian War in Modern France” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Smith, William, “Cinematic Borderlands: A Culture of Film in the Art of the 1960s” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Sobol, Blythe, “Family Ties: the Patronage of the Family of Madame de Montespan in the Golden Age of Bastards” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Soboleva, Ksenia, “Lesbian Artists and the Aids Crisis in New York” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, R. Slifkin)

Solano, Juanita, “Benjamin de la Calle and Meliton Rodriquez (History of Photography in Medellin, Colombia)” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Stemberger, Claudia Marion, “On the Idea of Contingency in Art” (Duke University, K. Stiles)

Sterba, Anika, “Dispersal and Persistence: Networks of Surrealist Magazines in the Americas” (The University of British Columbia, T. Smith)

Steverlynck, María-Laura, “The School of the South Experiment: The Pedagogy and Legacy of a New World Modernism” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Stolte, Sarah, “Becoming Yeffe Kimball: Modernism, Gender, and the Construction of a ‘Native’ Identity 1935-1978” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Stoltzfus, Eleanor, “New Womanhood and the Bauhaus: The Avant-Garde Photography of Lucia Moholy” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Stone, Elizabeth Doe, “Cosmopolitan Facture: John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn, 1879-1911” (University of Virginia, S. Betzer)

Strupp, Brittany, “Between Impressionism and Realism: The Early Career of Robert Henri” (Temple University, E. Pauwels)

Stutterheim, Sydney, “Accomplices in Art: 1971-1987” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)
Sweet, Leah, “Defining (Neo) Dada: German Art of the 1950s and 1960s” (Institute of Fine Arts/ NYU, R. Storr)

Swindell, Alisa, “Desire in the Time of AIDS: Art Photography and Images of Desire at the Height of the AIDS Crisis 1985-1995” (University of Illinois at Chicago, L. Y. Lee)

Tang, Jenny, “Geographies of Confinement in Twentieth-Century American Art” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Tankha, Akshaya, “The aesthetics of belonging in the Indigenously inhabited Postcolony: art and visual culture in contemporary Nagaland, northeast India” (University of Toronto, K.Jain)

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

Teti, Matthew”From Minimalism to Performance Art: Chris Burden, 1967–1971” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

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

Turner, Madeline, “Women Artists in Mexico, 1975-1990” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Twerdy, Saelan, “The Dream of Dematerialization: Art, Labour, and Technology since the 1960s” (McGill University, Amelia Jones)

Uslip, Jeffrey, “Mourning in America: Cady Noland and the Age of Reagan” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, R. Slifkin)

Vetter, Michael, “Robert Irwin's New Materialism.” (University of Maryland, J. Shannon)

Vielkind, Andrew, “Studio as Laboratory: Experimental Cinema and Technoscience During the Cold War Period” (Yale University, D. Andrew, C. Buckley)

Voss, Annemarie, “Incremental Remedies: Contemporary Women Artists and Ecology, 1980-2000” (Rutgers University, J. Marter)

Weaver, Alison, “The Beuys Effect: Joseph Beuys’ Reception in the United States” (Graduate Center, CUNY, S. Wilson)

Wei, Chu-Chiun, “Globalism and Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Art, 1978-2009” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Welch, Adam, “Borderline Research: Art between Canada and the United States, 1965–75” (University of Toronto, E. Legge)

Welch, Elizabeth, “Looking at Bodies: Dance Index, the Visual Arts, and the Image of Performance in the 1940s” (University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

Werier, Leah, “’The Shop Window Quality of Things:’ The Shop Window and the Staging of Gender, Vision and Desire” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Werther-Rosenow, Barbara, “Communicative strategies in contemporary video art” (Rutgers University, T. Flores)

Wheeler, Anne, “Language as Material: Rereading Robert Smithson” (Institute of Fine Arts/ NYU, J. Weiss)

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

Wiesenberger, Robert, “Print and Screen, Muriel Cooper at MIT” (Columbia University, B. Bergdoll)

Williams, Robin K. “Joan Jonas's Visual Language” (The University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

Witkowski, Jacqueline, “Threads of Disappearance: Conceptual Textile Interventions in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile” (The University of British Columbia, T. Smith)

Wolf, Olivia, “Migrating Constructions: Nationalist Debates and Mahjar Monuments in Modern Argentina, 1910-1955” (Rice University, S. Hamadeh)

Wolff, Lesley, “¡Guerra al metate!: The Visuality of Foodways in Postrevolutionary Mexico City (1920 - 1960)” (Florida State University, M. Carrasco)

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

Woolsey, Caitlin, “Sensibilia: Sounding the Acoustic Image in Postwar Paris” (Yale University, C. Buckley)

Worsnick, Matthew “Ambivalent Lines: urban and architectural Appropriations in contested Italo-Yugoslav territories, 1918-1954” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Wurzelbacher, Karli, “Reverse Painting on Glass: Seeing through the Surface of American Modernism” (University of Delaware, W. Bellion and J. Hill)

Yezernitskaya, Mechella, “Wartime Art and Conflict in the Russian and Soviet Avant-Gardes, 1914-1927” (Bryn Mawr College, H. King)

Yohalem, Hannah, “Movement and Arrest: Jasper Johns, 1954-1968” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Young, Gillian, “Joan Jonas's Tele Vision, 1968-1984” (Columbia University, B. Joseph)

Zaikina-Kondur, Olga, “Spatializing Consciousness: Participatory Art, Objects, and Poetry of Andrey Monastyrsky in the 1970s–80s” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Zavistovski, Katia, “Picturing Common Objects: Vija Celmins, Llyn Foulkes, and Joe Goode in 1960s LA” (Rice University, G. Bader)

Zimmerman, Devon, “A World for All and None: De Stijl, Modernism, and the Decorative Arts” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Ziolkowski, Aaron, “Cold War Era Corporate Commissioned Abstraction in Semi Public Spaces” (Penn State, S. Rich)