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

African Art (sub-Saharan)
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2006

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Bortolot, Alexander, "Appearance versus Reality: The Representational Turn in Twentieth-Century Makonde Masks and Performance" (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Bridges, Nichole, "Contact, Commentary, and Commodity: Nineteenth-Century Ivory Tusk Sculptures from the Loango Coast, Congo" (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

Cleveland, Kimberly L., "New Center, Old Periphery: Race, Identity, and Influence in Afro-Brazilian Art" (Iowa, S. Adams)

Fromont, Cécile, "Christian Icons, Kongo Symbols: Defining Form, Religion and Meaning in Early Modern Central Africa" (Harvard, S. P. Blier, T. Cummins)

Georas, Chloé S., "Mutations of Empire: From the musée permanent des Colonies to the musée des arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie" (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

Holloway, Anita, "Animal Symbolism in Ewe Textiles" (Virginia Commonwealth, B. Lawal)

Imo, Imeh, "Daughters of Seclusion, Investigation of Mbopa, the Ceremonial Fattening of Girls in Ibibioland, Nigeria" (Yale, R. Thompson)

Kart, Susan, "Sculpting the Psyche: Sokari Douglas Camp, Moustapha Dimé and Renée Stout on the Body, Identity and Politics in 'African' Art" (Columbia, E. Hutchinson, B. Lawal)

Keller, Candace, "Visual Griots: A Social, Political and Cultural History of Individuals in Mali through the Photographer's Lens" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Meier, Sandy (Prita), "Local Cityscapes and Transcultural Imaginaries: Competing Architectures of Nineteenth- and Twentieth- Century Mombasa and Zanzibar" (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Muhammed, Baqie B., "Contemporary East African Artists: The Fusion and Hybridization of Global and National Discourses in Modern Art in the Diaspora" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Perrill, Elizabeth, "Potters in the Marketplace: South African Ceramic Urbanization, 1910s to the Present" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Snoddy, Danielle M., "Charting the Emergence of Identity Narratives in Post-Apartheid South African Art: Protectionist Sensibilities, Internationalization, and the Johannesburg Biennales" (Iowa, S. Adams)

Werts, Julia Kim, "Visions of Empire: Visual Culture in Twentieth-Century Imperial Ethiopia" (Cornell, S. Hassan)