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

West Asia
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)

Ari, Nisa, “Parity and Disparity: Cultural Politics and the Formation of Palestinian Art” (MIT, N. Rabbat and C. Jones)

Demir, Duygu, “A Syncretic Modernism: Articulations of Painting in Turkey, 1933-1964” (MIT, C. Jones)

Domene-Danés, Maria, “ART-chive in Post-war Lebanon” (Indiana University, M. Facos)

Dowad, Thadeus. “Border Regimes: European Art and Ottoman Modernity” (University of California, Berkeley, D.G. Grigsby)

Gokpinar, Pinar, “Carving and Painting Sacred Space: Working with Wood in the Mosques of Medieval Anatolia” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, F. B. Flood)

Gupta, Huma, “Informal Dwelling and the Formation of Modern Iraq” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Haines, Chelsea, “Staging the Modern, Building the Nation: Israeli Exhibitions, 1948-1965” (Graduate Center, CUNY, R. Golan)

Mirza, Sana, “An African Scriptorium: The Qur’ans of Harar and their Global Milieu” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, B. Flood)

O’Brien, Jeff, “The Right to be Seen: Archiving Absence After Nakba in Palestine and Lebanon” (The University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Quraishi, Fatima, “Necroplis as Palimpsest and the Tombs at Makli, 14th-17th Centuries” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, F. B. Flood)

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

Randall, Ian “Connectivity, Dining, and Transitional Ceramics on Crete and Cyprus at the End of Antiquity” (Brown University, J. Cherry)

Rauh, Elizabeth, “Mediating Islamic Heritage in Contemporary Artistic Practices in Iran and the Arab World” (University of Michigan, C. Gruber)

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

Shirazi, Somayeh Noori, “Negotiating Identities in the Artworks of Three Contemporary Iranian Women Artists” (University of Alberta, L. McTavish)

Soltani, Zohreh, “Tehran: a symptomatic rendering of public architecture” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough and N. Um)

Steidl, Catherine, “Community Formation in Iron Age Ionia: Experience and Practice in Comparative Perspective” (Brown University, F. Rojas)