PDF of Completed Dissertations from 1942-Present


As of March 2017

Ahern, Mallory, “Flickers, Loops, Dots, Stacks, and Tracings: Cinematic Devices and the Technical Images, 1960-1975” (Yale University, F. Casetti, C. Buckley)

Brandner, Christine, “Addressing Another Body in Jean-Etienne Liotard’s Portraiture” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Breidenthal, Magdalene, “Leaving ‘Heaven on Earth’: The Visual Coding of Byzantine Church Exits, 900-1200” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Chakravory, Swagato, “displaced Cinema: Moving Images and the Politics of Location in Contemporary Art”

Cho, Yong, “Approaches to Materiality and Flatness: Mongol Imperial Patronage of Buddhist Art in Yuan China (1279-1368)” (Yale University, M. Yiengpruksawan)

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)

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

Dibble, Rebecca, “Making the War: Sentimentality and Materiality in the American Civil War” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Dootson, Kirsty, “Industrial Color: Chromatic Technologies in Britain (1856-1971)” (Yale University, T. Barringer, K. Trumpener)

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)

Freeman, Evan, “Ritual Object, Ritual Space: Art, Agency, and Performance in Middle Byzantine Liturgy” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Frier, Sara, “Unbearable Witness: Body Deformity in Artistic Theory and Practice in the Northern Renaissance” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Gambert-Jouan, Anabelle, “Carving, Holding, and Viewing the Body of Christ Sculpture Groups of the Desposition and their Settings, 1100-1300” (Yale University, J. Jung)

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

Halbert, Philippe, “Louisiana Purchases: Domestic Display, Self-Fashioning, and Urban Society in Colonial New Orleans” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Hunter, Lucy, “A Behavioral Theory of the Artist in Residence” (Yale University, T. Barringer, JD Connor)

Koguciuk, Jakub, “Pastoral as Genre and Method: Nature and the Environment in Northern Italian Painting, ca. 1490–1530” (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Korobin, R. Tess, “Figurative Sculpture in Photographic Space: Berenice Abbott’s Earthbound Statues” (Yale University, J. Raab)

Luterbacher, Sam, “Adrift: Portable Objects Between Iberia and Japan” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Lynford, Sophie, “Painting Dissent: The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment in America” (Yale University, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Manohar, Mohit, “The City of God and Fortune: An Architectural and Urban History of Daulatabad in the Fourteenth Century” (Yale University, K. Rivzi)

Morrison, Alexandra, “Copying at the Louvre” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Oing, Michelle, “The Reliquary and the Puppet: Visual and Kinetic Mimesis in Medieval and Early Modern Sculpture” (Yale University, J. Jung)

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

Phillips, Kate, “American Ephemera: The Mobilization of Paper” (Yale University, J. Raab)

Phillips, Laura, “The Work of Adolph Menzel” (Yale University, T. Barringer, N. Suthor)

Platts, Christopher, “The Later Works of Paolo Veneziano, ca. 1310-1358: Studies in the Patronage, Design, and Reception of Venetian Gothic Painting in Italy and the Adriatic” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

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

Robbins, Nicholas, “Ocean’s of Air: Landscape and the Production of Climate in the Nineteeth-Century Atlantic World” (Yale University, C. Armstrong, J. Raab)

Sackeroff, Samuel, “The Liberal Image” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Sands, Audrey, “Lisette Model and the Inward Turn of Photographic Modernism” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Sessions, Emily, “Dazzling Lights of the Torcid Zone: Caribbean Nature in the Age of Emancipation and Independence” (Yale University, T. Barringer)

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

Sullo, Nicole Paxton, “The Art of Memory in Byzantium During the Later Middle Ages” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Tang, Jenny, “Geographies of Confinement in Twentieth-Century American Art” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Unluonen, Selin, “Closing One’s Eyes to That Which Should Not Be Seen:” Adab and Ways of Looking in Four Tahmasp-Era Safavid Manuscripts” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Vielkind, Andrew, “Studio as Laboratory: Experimental Cinema and Technoscience During the Cold War Period” (Yale University, JD Connor)

Williams, Nicole, “The Shade of Private Life: The Right to Privacy and the Press in Turn-of-the-Century American Art” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Woolsey, Caitlin, “Sensibilia: Sounding the Acoustic Image in Postwar Paris” (Yale University, C. Buckley)