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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Abbaspour, Mitra, “Defining the Present, Archiving the Past: Three Histories of Middle Eastern Photography” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and Commercial Photography in the United States, 1920-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Adams, Amanda Dalla Villa, “Sally Mann’s Photographs and Theories of Nostalgia” (Virginia Commonwealth University, M. Lindauer)

Adams, Harrison, “Photography in the First Person: Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, Francesca Woodman, Nan Goldin and Sally Mann” (Yale University, K. Mercer)

Barth, Catherine, “Frederick Sommer: At the Limits of Avant-Garde Photography” (Emory University, T. Cronan)

Bateman, Anita, “Ethiopia in Focus: Photography, Nationalism, Diaspora, and Modernization”, (Duke University, R. Powell)

Brier, Jessica, “Typophoto and the Reinvention of Photography in Weimar Germany” (University of Southern California, M. Luke)

Choi, Connie H., “A Matter of Building Bridges: Photography and African American Education across the Century” (Columbia University, K. Jones)

Coffineau, Nicole, “Motion in Stillness: Photography, Archives, and Modernity in Italy, 1860--1913” (University of Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Cushman, Carrie, “Temporary Ruins: Miyamoto Ryûji's Architectural Photography in Postmodern Japan” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

de Laforcade, Sonia”Áudio-Visual: the Slide as Medium in Brazilian Art of the 1970s” (Princeton, I. Small)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934-1960” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Doucet, Emily, “Developing the Future: Félix Nadar's Photographic Experiments” (University of Toronto, J. Bear)

Evans, Ariel, “Real Artists, Social Conditions, Feminist Praxis: Conversations in Photographic Education, 1962-1984” (The University of Texas at Austin, C. Smith)

Friess, Jennifer, “Energizing Paris: Photography and Electric Light in the Interwar Period” (University of Kansas, J. Pultz)

Gauvin, Ryan, “Punching through documentary photography” (The University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Harris, Leila, “Labor and the Picturesque: Photography, Propaganda, and the Tea Industry in Colonial India and Sri Lanka, 1880-1914” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Havet, Isabelle, “Beneath the Surface: Representations of Subterranean Space, 1850-1900” (University of Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Hazard, Alice Maggie, “’Weird Copies of Carnage:’ Marketing Civil War Photographs and the Public Experience of Death and Mourning in the Nineteenth-Century North” (University of Illinois at Chicago, H. Higgins)

Hebble, John, “Conceptual Art Photography: An Investigation of Medium and Discourse in Selected Works by Mel Bochner, Dan Graham, Adrian Piper, and Bruce Nauman” (Virginia Commonwealth University, B. Lawal)

Isotani, Yusuke, “The Quest for Identity in French Photography: The History of Arts et Métiers Graphiques (1927-1939)” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Golan)

Johnson, Lauren A., “'True Americanism': Images of Race and Citizenship in Ansel Adams's Photobooks, 1940–1960” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Ledezma, Deanna, “The Fecundity of Family Photography” (University of Illinois at Chicago, J. Mekinda)

LeBourdais, George Philip, “Tracing The Arctic Regions: Seeing Ice and Exploring Time in Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Greenland” (Stanford University, A. Nemerov)

Lee, Anton, “Narrative Forms and Visual Sequences: The New Photography in American Practice and French Discourse, 1968-1989” (The University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Mintz, Jordan, “Under Arrest: Photography, Censorship and the Mapplethorpe Controversy” (Tulane University, M. Plante)

Mustard, Maggie, “Atlas Novus: Kawada Kikuji, The Map, and Postwar Japanese Photography” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Peacock, Daniel, “Alvin Langdon Coburn and the Pictorialist Photograph in Print” (Princeton. A. McCauley)

Pellolio, Natalie, “Return to Sender: Photography, Art, and the Mail, 1845-1945” (Stanford University, A. Nemerov)

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

Reznick, Jordan, “White Vernacular: The Racial Significance of the Snapshot to Modern American Photography” (University of California, Santa Cruz, M. Berger)

Rivera Fellah, Nadiah, “Stills of Passage: Photography and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1978-1992” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Robinson, Christine, “Modern History: Sarah Charlesworth and Appropriation, 1977-2013” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Rozental, Rotem, “Photographic Archives, Nationalism and the Foundation of the Jewish State, 1903-1948” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Ryan, Caitlin, “Documents of Social Life: Photography in Popular Front France” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

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

Smiley, Michelle, “Becoming Photography: The American Development of a Medium” (Bryn Mawr College, H. King)

Soletta, Federica, “The Display of Evidence: Photography and the Origins of Architectural History” (Princeton University)

Stewart, Danielle, “Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo, 1930-1955” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Stoltzfus, Eleanor, “New Womanhood and the Bauhaus: The Avant-Garde Photography of Lucia Moholy” (University of Maryland, S. Mansbach)

Swindell, Alisa, “Desire in the Time of AIDS: Art Photography and Images of Desire at the Height of the AIDS Crisis 1985-1995” (University of Illinois at Chicago, L. Y.Lee)

Taylor, Phil, “Raoul Ubac's Photographic Surrealism” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Tifentale, Alise, “The ‘Olympiad of Photography’: The International Federation of Photographic Art, 1950-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, S. Wilson)

White, Rachel, “Graphic Form: Vogue and the Politics of the Body, 1930-1950” (UIUC, T. Weissman)