Dissertations

COMPLETED DISSERTATIONS  from 1942-Present

DISSERTATIONS IN PROGRESS

As of July 2022

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

Betik, Blair Katherine, “Alternate Experiences: Evaluating Lived Religious Life in the Roman Provinces in the 1st Through 4th Centuries CE” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

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

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

Chau, Tung, “Strange New Worlds: Interfaces in the Work of Cao Fei” (Yale University, P. Lee)

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

Cox, Emily, “Other Possible Worlds: Forming the Fin de Siècle, 1889-1990” (Yale University, C. Armstrong, T. Barringer)

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

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

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

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

Fialho, Alex, “Apertures onto AIDS: Photography, Archives, and African American Art Histories” (Yale University, P. Lee, T Nyong’o)

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

Gambert-Jouan, Anabelle, “Sculpture in Place: Medieval Wood Depositions and Their Environments” (Yale University, J. Jung)

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

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

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

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

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

Herrmann, Mitchell, “The Art of the Living: Biological Life and Aesthetic Experience in the 21st Century” (Yale University, P. Lee)

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)

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

Kessel, Erich, “Antiblackness and Late Capitalist Aesthetic Production, 1970s-present” (Yale

University, K. Mercer)

Kim, Adela, “Beyond Institutional Critique: Tearing Up in the Work of Andrea Fraser” (Yale University, P. Lee)

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, E. Cooke Jr)

Miraval, Nathalie, “The Art of Magic: Afro-Catholic Visual Culture in the Early Modern Spanish Empire” (Yale University, C. Fromont)

Mizbani, Sharon, Water and Memory: Fountains, Heritage, and Infrastructure in Istanbul and Tehran (1839-1950) (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Nagy, Renata, “Bookish Art: Natural Historical Learning Across Media in Seventeenth-century Northern Europe” (Yale University, Bass, M)

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

Petrilli-Jones, Sara, “Peripheral Center: Seventeenth-Century Florence and the Geography of Art History” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

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

Potuckova, Kristina, “The Arts of Women’s 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)

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

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

Robbins, Isabella, “Relationality and Being: Indigeneity, Space and Transit in Global Contemporary Art” (Yale University, P. Lee)

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

Sellati, Lillian, “When Is Herakles Not Himself? Intentional Iconographic Slippage in Greater Central Asia, 330 BCE to 230 CE” (Yale University, M. Gaifman)

Sen, Pooja, “The World Builders: Speculative Art in the Age of Planetary Colonialism” (Yale University, J. Peters)

Stapleton, Judith, “Sly Modernism: William Orpen, Irish Edwardian” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

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

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

Urchick, Stephen, “Realism by Rail: The Arts and Mobilities in Late Imperial Russia” (Yale University, T. Barringer, M. Brunson)

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

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

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

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

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)

Wisowaty, Stephanie, “Painted Processional Crosses in Central Italy, 1250-1400: Movement, Mediation and Multisensory Effects” (Yale University, J. Jung)

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