Dissertations

COMPLETED DISSERTATIONS  from 1942-Present - PDF

DISSERTATIONS IN PROGRESS

As of July 2021

Bartunkova, Barbora, “Sites of Resistance: Antifascism and the Czechoslovak Avant-garde” (C. Armstrong)

Brown, Justin, “Wind in the Cotton Tree: Afro-Surinamese Art and Ritual during the Period of Slavery” (C. Fromont)

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

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

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

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

Datta, Yagnaseni, “Materialising Illusions: Visual Translation in the Mughal Jug Basisht, c. 1602.” (K. Rizvi)

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

Donnelly, Michelle. “Spatialized Impressions: American Printmaking Outside the Workshop, 1935–1975” (J. Raab)

Epifano, Angie, “Building the Samorian State: Material Culture, Architecture, and Cities across West Africa” (C. Fromont)

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

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

Gambert-Jouan, Anabelle, “The Places of Sculpture in Medieval Italy and Iberia: Production, Diffusion, and Display of Wood ‘Deposition’ Groups” (J. Jung)

Gaudet, Manon, “Property and the Contested Ground of North American Visual Culture, 1900-1945” (E. Cooke, Jr.)

Gunnarsdottir, Soffia, “Vessels: Pots as Votives in the Archaic and Classical Periods” (M. Gaifman)

Haffner, Michaela, “Air, Water, Sun, and Citrus: The Visual Culture of Naturopathic Cures & the Fashioning of White Wellness” (J. Raab)

Halbert, Philippe, “Consumption, Complexion, Creolization: Self-Fashioning and Colonial Subjectivity in the French Atlantic World” (E. Cooke, Jr.)

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

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

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

Kang, Mia, “Art, Race, Representation: The Rise of Multiculturalism in the Visual Arts” (K. Mercer)

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

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

Levy Haskell, Gavriella, “The Imaginative Painter”: Visual Narrative and the Interactive Painting in Britain, 1851-1914” (T. Barringer, E. Cooke Jr)

Manohar, Mohit, “The City of Gods and Fortune: an Architectural and Urban History of Daulatabad, 13th–15th centuries” (S. Kaligotla)

Miraval, Nathalie, “Women of Faith & Faithful Women: Afro-Catholic Expressive Culture in the Early Modern Spanish Empire” (C. Fromont)

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

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

Potuckova, Kristina, “The Arts of Women’s Monastic Liturgy, Holy Roman Empire, 1000-1200” (J. Jung)

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

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

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

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

Sellati, Lillian, “When Is Herakles Not Himself? Iconographic Ambiguity and Transcultural Communication in Central and South Asia, 330 BCE to 230 CE” (M. Gaifman)

Sen, Pooja, “The Sunken Sea and other stories: Speculative Futures in the Age of Planetary Colonialism,” (J. Peters)

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

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

Tang, Jenny, “Genealogies of Confinement: Carceral Logics of Visuality in Atlantic Modernism 1930 – 1945” (K. Mercer)

Thomas, Alexandra, “Afrekete’s Touch: Black Feminist Errantry, Queer Materialism, and Global African Art.” African American/ African Diaspora & Genders/Sexualities/Feminisms” (P. Lee)

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

Urchick, Stephen, “Realism by Rail: The Arts and Mobility in Late Imperial Russia” (T. Barringer)

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

Von-Ow, Pierre, “An Archaeology of British Perspectives, 1570-1838” (T. Barringer)

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

Webley, John, “Shadow Play: The Great Game in Russian Imperial Discourse” (T. Barringer, M. Brunson)

Werwie, Katherine, “Visions Across the Gates: Materiality, Symbolism, and Communication in the Historiated Wooden Doors of Medieval European Churches” (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 the Pampas across the Nineteenth Century” (J. Raab)