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

African American/African Diaspora
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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

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)

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

Bateman, Anita, “Ethiopia in Focus: Photography, Nationalism, Diaspora, and Modernization” (Duke University, R. Powell)

Berman, Jody, “Laughing ‘Til It Hurts: Race, Humor and Subversion in African American Art” (University of Florida, R. Poynor and P. Ortiz)

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

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

Choi, Connie H., “A Matter of Building Bridges: Photography and African American Education across the Century” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

Dittilio, Jessi, “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)

Lynch, Ashleigh, “Fantasy Exchanges: Global Circulation of Modern Masculine Tropes in Congolese Art, 1974-2014” (University of California, Santa Barbara, S. Ogbechie)

Salas, Alexis, “Disparity at Play: The Artists and Projects of Temístocles 44 (Mexico City, 1991-2003)” (The University of Texas at Austin, C. Smith and A. Giunta)

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