Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Latin American/Caribbean Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2007

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Afanador-Pujol, Angélica J., "The Politics of Ethnicity: Re-imagining Indigenous Identities in the Sixteenth-Century Relación de Michoacán" (UCLA, C. Klein)

Aldana, Erin Denise, "Urban Interventions: 3Nós3 and the City of São Paolo, 1979–1982" (UT Austin, J. Barnitz, A. Reynolds)

Avila, Theresa, "Constructs of Revolutionary History and Identity: El Taller de Grafica Popular, 1936–1950s" (University of New Mexico, D. Craven)

Breault, Emily, "The Mirror and the Mountain: Reflection and Light in the Colonial Churches of Cuzco, Peru" (Columbia, D. Freedberg, E. Pasztory, D. Rosand)

Brodsky, Estrellita, "Latin American Artists and Postwar Paris, 1950–1970: Soto, Le Parc, and Clark" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar, E. Sullivan)

Caragol, Taina, "The Pendulum's Swing: Defining Latin American Art from New York Collections, Exhibitions, and Auction Houses, 1960–1990" (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Cordero, Karen, "The Invention of Popular Art: A Paradigm for the Construction of Mexican Visual Culture, 1915–1940" (Yale, M. Miller)

Davidson, Vanessa, "Alternative Communication Networks and Political Engagement in 1970s Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay: Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Paulo Bruscky, and Clemente Padín's Mail Art and Conceptual Practice" (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, E. Sullivan)

Depalma, John-Mark, "Jesuit Architecture" (Brown, C. Zerner)

Desvernine Reed, Sara, "Havana: A Study in Interiors, Identities, and Ideologies" (Delaware, B. Herman)

Donovan, Celeste, "María Izquierdo and Modern Mexican Religious Culture, 1940–1947" (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Dubs, Jason, "Staging the Social Spectacle: Collectivism, Conceptual Strategies, and Cultural Politics in Latin America, 1961–1981" (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Storr)

Engel, Emily A., "Facing Boundaries: Representing Identity and Imperial Authority in the Late Colonial Portraiture of South America" (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Ferrero, Sebastian, "El paraíso en el Nuevo Mundo: Interprétation, transfiguration et réélaboration du paysage du Nouveau Monde dans la peinture européenne et andine à l'époque moderne" (Université de Montréal, C. Poupeney-Hart, L. Pericolo)

Fidelis, Gaudêncio, "The Reception and Legibility of Brazilian Contemporary Art in the United States (1995–2005)" (SUNY Binghamton, A. D'Souza)

Flaherty, George, "Mediating the Third Culture at Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 1968" (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Galpin, Amy, "Mapping Valadés' Rhetórica Christiana: Space, Place, and Performance" (UIC, E. Baird)

Gavilán, Ana Isabel Pérez, "A Mexican Jerusalem: The Sanctuary and House of Spiritual Exercises of Atotonilco, Guanajuato, Text-Body-Image in Devotional Rituals of the Passion, 1740–1776" (SUNY Binghamton, K. Barzman)

Gonzalez, Cristina, "Landscapes of Conversion: Franciscan Politics and Sacred Objects in Late Colonial Mexico" (Chicago, T. Cummins)

Granados-Salinas, Rosario Inés, "Santa María Acapulco and Its Mission Church: A Cultural History" (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Hernandez-Ying, Orlando, "Angels in the Americas: Paintings of Apocryphal Angels in Spain and Its American Viceroyalties" (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Hoobler, Ellen, "The Zapotec Urn Revisited: Recontextualizing Ceramic Effigy Vessels from Oaxaca" (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

James, Erica, "What Good Are Roots If You Can't Take Them with You? Caribbean Art in the Global Imaginary" (Duke, R. Powell)

Kilroy, Lauren, "Representations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Devotional Practices and Identity in New Spain" (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Lepage, Andrea, "The Arts of the Franciscan Colegio de San Andrés in Quito: A Process of Cultural (Re)formation" (Brown, C. W. Zerner)

López-Durán, Fabiola, "Eugenics in the Garden: Medicine, Architecture, and Landscape from France to Latin America in the Early Twentieth Century" (MIT, A. Dutta)

Lubowski, Alicia, "Humboldt and the Visual Representation of South America" (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

McEwen, Abby, "The Practice and Politics of Cuban Abstraction, c. 1952–1963" (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Montgomery, Harper, "New Venues, New Audiences: Avant-Garde Exhibitions in Mexico City and Buenos Aires during the 1920s" (Chicago, M. Ward)

Niell, Paul, "'Bajo su sombra': The Narration and Reception of Colonial Urban Space and Identity in Early-Nineteenth-Century Havana, Cuba" (University of New Mexico, R. Hernandez-Duran)

Noel, Samantha, "Carnival Is Woman! Gender, Performativity, and Power in Contemporary Trinidad Carnival" (Duke, R. Powell)

O'Rourke, Kathryn E., "'The Hour of Mexico': State-Sponsored Modern Architecture in Mexico City, 1926–1934" (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Ospina, Dana S., "Writ Large: Instances of Kinetic Public Art in Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela, 1965–1975" (Stanford, P. Lee)

Panbehchi, Michael, "History Painting and the Battles of Alexander Farnese in Colonial Latin America" (Virginia Commonwealth, M. Schreffler)

Quiles, Daniel, "Toward a Counterpublic Sphere: Argentine Conceptual Art, 1966–1976" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Ramos, Evelyn, "Contested Representation of Cuban Nationalism" (Chicago, T. Cummins)

Reyes, Ana Maria, "Art at the Limits of Modernization: The Artistic Production of Beatriz González, 1962–1978" (Chicago, M. Ward)

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

Rojas, Alejandra, "Flora Incognita: Knowledge and the New World in Four Sixteenth-Century Herbals" (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel, "Cultural Maps, Networks, and Flows: The History and Impact of the Havana Biennale 1984 to the Present" (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

Shtromberg, Elena, "Conceptual Encounters: Art and Information, Brazil (1968–1978)" (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Small, Irene, "Hélio Oiticica and the Morphology of Things" (Yale, D. Joselit)

Tallone, Ana, "A Light in the Darkness: Argentinean Photography, 1973–1986" (CUNY, G. Batchen, K. Manthorne)

Tarver, Gina Maria, "The Emergence of Conceptualism in Colombia (1970–1981)" (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)

Thompson, Allison, "Arriving at the Caribbean: Constructing Visual Representations of Transatlantic and Transcultural Experience" (SUNY Stony Brook, B. Frank)

Trever, Lisa Senchyshyn, "Pre-Hispanic Mural Painting on the North Coast of Peru" (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Winn, Paula, "Ecuador Effigy Mortars: Ritual and Tradition in Ancient Andean Sculpture" (Virginia Commonwealth, J. Farmer)