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, 2007

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Becker, Natasha, "Local vs. Global: The Johannesburg Biennales and the Production of Contemporary Art in a Post-Apartheid South Africa" (SUNY Binghamton, A. D'Souza)

Bridges, Nichole, "Contact, Commentary, and Commodity: 19th-Century Ivory Tusk Sculptures from the Loango Coast, Congo" (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

Collier, Delinda, "Art in a State of Emergency: Producing the Angolan Nationalist Present, Figuring the Chokwe Past, 1975–2007" (Emory, S. Kasfir)

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

Gagliardi, Susan Elizabeth, "Crossing Borders, Pushing Boundaries: Senufo Arts and History in a 'Frontier'" (UCLA, S. Nelson, Z. S. Strother)

Gbadegesin, Olubukola, "Modern Image-Making in Nigeria from 1890–1945" (Emory, S. Kasfir)

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)

Homann, Lisa Aries, "Loghe: A Modern Muslim Masquerade in Southwestern Burkina Faso" (UCLA, S. Nelson, Z. S. Strother)

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

Kart, Susan, "Fetish, Figure, Frame: Sokari Douglas Camp, Moustapha Dimé, and Renée Stout on the 'African' Body in 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, P. McNaughton)

Maltz Leca, Leora, "William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises" (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth, S. P. Blier)

Martin, Mary R., "Legal and Ethical Issues in African Art" (Iowa, C. Roy)

Moore, Allison, "Shifting Identities: Contemporary Malian Photography" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

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)

Ola, Abayomi, "Critical Lines: The Parody of Power by Yoruba Artists" (Iowa, C. Roy)

Perrill, Elizabeth, "Contemporary Zulu Ceramics, 1960s–Present: An Aesthetic Respect" (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Richterova, Petra, "Tu Tumbao—Iconography of the Rumba Complex: AfroCuban Expressive Culture and Embodied Philosophy" (Yale, R. Thompson)

Simbao, Ruth Kerkham, "Performing Patronage: The 'Traditional' Ceremonies of Zambia's Afropolitan Chiefs" (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

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

Walker, Harriet, "Transformations in West African Visual Culture through the Lens of Photography" (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Werts, Julia Kim, "Imperial Vogue: Fashioning Modernity through Photography in Twentieth-Century Ethiopia" (Cornell, S. Hassan)