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Pre-Columbian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2007

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Barnes, William, "Icons of Empire: The Art and History of Aztec Royal Presentation" (Tulane, E. Boone)

Brannen, Laura, "Two Millennia of Powerful Women in the Art of Ancient Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Greater Nicoyan Ceramic Effigies, c. 500 BCE–1500 CE" (Emory, R. Stone)

Brittenham, Claudia, "The Cacaxtla Paintings" (Yale, M. Miller)

Burdick, Catherine, "Text and Image in Classic Maya Art" (UIC, V. Miller)

Desai, Prajna, "The Body of History: Constructing Palenque's Palace, AD 654–783 (Yale, M. Miller)

Frassani, Alessia, "Art and Identity in Colonial Oaxaca: Dominicans, Spaniards, and the Mixtecs at the Convento of Yanhuitlan" (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Henderson, Lucia Ross, "Preclassic Kaminaljuyú: Reconstructing a Lost Maya City through Its Visual Record" (UT Austin, J. Guernsey, D. Stuart)

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)

Jones, Kimberly Lynn, "The 'Fine River': Ritual Canals in Ancient Peru" (UT Austin, S. Bourget)

Jordan, Keith, "Stone Trees Transplanted? Central Mexican Stelae and the Question of Maya Influence" (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Lyall, Victoria, "Picturing Place: Terminal Classic Mural Painting in the Northern Maya Lowlands" (UCLA, C. Klein)

Machado, John Louis, Jr., "The Murals of Las Higueras, Vera Cruz, Mexico" (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Matusik, Taryn, "The Image Breakers: Sculptural Mutilation among the Olmec and Maya" (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Olton, Elizabeth, "The Future of Death: Vision, Narrative, and Memory at Three Ancient Maya Burial Monuments" (University of New Mexico, C. Clancy, J. Szabo)

Park, Yumi, "The Engraved Head Motif on Cupinisque-Style Vessels: Innovation and Appropriation in Early Andean Art" (Virginia Commonwealth, J. Farmer)

Richter, Kim, "Religion and Political Legitimacy: A Stylistic, Iconographic, and Contextual Analysis of Postclassic Huastec Sculpture" (UCLA, C. Klein)

Rochaix, Fernando, "Prestige and Power: Darien Pendants from Ancient Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica" (UT Austin, S. Bourget)

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

Scher, Sarahh E. M., "States of Dress: Gender, Role, and Status in Moche Art" (Emory, R. Stone)

Steinbach, Penny Janice, "Sacrificing the Jaguar Baby: Understanding a Classic Maya Myth on Codex-Style Ceramics" (UT Austin, D. Stuart, J. Guernsey)

Terry, James, "Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanná and the Central Yucatán" (Yale, M. Miller)

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

Vila Llonch, Elisenda, "Conveying Power in the Andes: Ancient and Viceregal Litters from Peru" (Maryland, College Park, J. Pillsbury)

Walker, Virginia Kay, "Malinalco: Contextualizing Architecture and Landscape in the Aztec Periphery" (UT Austin, D. Stuart)

Werness, Maline Diane, "Chocholá Ceramics and the Polities of Northwestern Yucatan" (UT Austin, D. Stuart)

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