Dissertations

COMPLETED DISSERTATIONS  from 1942-Present - PDF

DISSERTATIONS IN PROGRESS

As of July 2020

Bartunkova, Barbora, “Between East and West: Toyen and Adolf Hoffmeister” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Brown, Justin, “Ritual, Materiality, and Creole Cultural Identity in Pre-emancipation Suriname” (Yale University, C. Fromont)

Chakravorty, Swagato, “Displaced Cinema: Moving Images and the Politics of Location in Contemporary Art” (Yale University, C. Buckley, F. Casetti)

Connelly, Chelsea Alice, “The Visual and Material Power of the Gospel Book in Late Antiquity” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Contractor, Tara, “British Gilt: Gold in Painting 1790-1914” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Coyle, Alexander, “Frame and Format between Byzantium and Central Italy, 1200-1300” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Datta, Yagnaseni, “Conquering Maya: Visual Translation in the Mugal Yog Vashisht” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Dechant, D. Lyle. ” ‘daz wir ein ander vinden fro’: Readers and Performers of the Codex Manesse” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Del Bonis-O’Donnell, Asia, “Trees and the Visualization of kosmos in Archaic and Classical Athenian Art” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

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

Fein, Ariel, “The Most Wondrous of Man-Made Works”: George of Antoch’s Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio and the Arab-Christian Community of Norman Sicily” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Frier, Sara, “Unbearable Witness: The Disfigured Body in the Northern European Brief (1500-1620)” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Fulton, Maxfield, “The Melodramatic Unconscious: The Cinematic Afterlife of Fin de Siècle Vienna” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Gambert-Jouan, Anabelle, “Sculpture Groups of the Descent from the Cross in Medieval Italy and Iberia” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Gass, Izabel, “Painted Thanatologies: Théodore Géricault Against the Aesthetics of Life” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Gunnarsdottir, Soffia, “(Re)creating the Divine: The material Theology of Athenian Pottery” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

Halbert, Philippe, “Louisiana Purchases: Consumption, Complexion, and Creolization in Colonial New Orleans.” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Hepburn, Victoria, “William Bell Scott’s Victorian Art Worlds” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Higgins, Lily, “Reading into Things: Articulate Objects in Colonial North America, 1650-1783” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Hunter, Lucy, “A Behavioral Theory of the Artist in Residence” (Yale University, P. Lee)

Kessel, Erich, “Antiblackness and Late Capitalist Aesthetic Production, 1970s-present” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Kok, Cynthia, “The Plastic Shell: Mother-of-Pearl in an Early Modern Dutch World” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Lee, Key Jo, “Melancholic Materiality: History and the Unhealable Wound in African American Photographic Portraits, 1850-1877” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Levy Haskell, Gavriella, “The Imaginative Painter”: Visual narrative and the Interactive Painting in Britain, 1851-1914 (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Luterbacher, Sam, “Layovers: Japanese Export Lacquer’s Transit and Re-use across Early Modern Iberian Empires” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Manohar, Mohit, “The City of Gods and Fortune: an Architectural and Urban History of Daulatabad in the Fourteenth Century” (Yale University, S. Kaligotla)

Olson, Christine, “Owen Jones and the Epistemologies of Nineteenth-Century Design” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Phillips, Kate, “American Ephemera” (Yale University, J. Raab)

Potuckova, Kristina, “The Arts of Female Monastic Liturgy, Holy Roman Empire, 1000-1200” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Quack, Gregor, “The Social Fabric: Franz Erhard Walther’s Art in Postwar Germany” (Yale University, P. Lee)

Raghu, Shweta, “Coastal Vision and the Negotiated Arts of the Coromandel, 1610-1798” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, “The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude) – The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853-1911)” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Riordan, Lindsay, “Art and Objectlessness: The Precarity of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1913-1928” (Yale University, S. Zeidler)

Robbins, Nicholas, “Oceans of Air: Landscape and Climate in the Atlantic World, 1784-1884” (Yale University, C. Armstrong, J. Raab)

Seligman, Sarah Ana, “Sacrifice: Ideology and Place in French Baroque Art” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Sellati, Lillian, “When is Herakles Not Himself? An Analysis of the Production and Reception of Heraklean Figures in Central and South Asia from 330 BCE to 350 CE” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

Sham, Shirlynn, “Visual Modernity and the Industrial Subterranean, 1826-1941” (Yale University, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Stapleton, Judith, “William Orpen: Modernist” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

Tang, Jenny, “Genealogies of Confinement: Perspectives on America 1930–1980” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Unluonen, Selin, “Pictures as Mirrors for Shah Tahmasp: How manuscript paintings shaped court culture in early modern Iran.” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Verrot, Trevor, “Sculpted Lamentation Groups in the Late Medieval Veneto” (Yale University, J. Jung)

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

Wang, Xueli, “Carnal Spaces: Aesthetics of Embodiment in Post-Socialist China” (Yale University, Q. Ngan)

Werwie, Katherine, “Visions Across the Gates: Materiality, Symbolism, and Communication in the Historiated Wooden Doors of Medieval European Churches” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Weston, Sarah, “Wild Form: Shape, Number, and the Romantic Reinvention of Space” (P. Fry, T. Barringer)

Young, Colin, “Desert Places: The Visual Culture of the Prairies and Pampas across the Nineteenth Century.”  (Yale University, J. Raab)