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Latin American/Caribbean Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2004

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Azevedo, Fernando, “The Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro of Marc Ferrez: A Case Study of Uses and Transformations of the Sense of Place in the Age of Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

Barteet, C. Cody, “Colonial Contradictions in the Casa de Montejo and Mèrida: Space, Society, and Self-Representation at the Edge of Viceregal Mexico” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Beresnevicius, Linda K., “The Ritual Arts of Cuba’s Palo Monte Religion” (Iowa, C. Roy)

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-Miller)

Breault, Emily, “Mirror and Image in Colonial Peru” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, E. Pasztory)

Buono, Amy, “Plumed Identities and Feathered Performances: Tupi Interculture in Early-Modern Brazil and Europe” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Cleveland, Kimberly L., “New Directions in Black Brazilian Art History” (Iowa, C. Roy)

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

Cordova, James, “Mexico’s Crowned Virgins: American Identity Formation and the Fabrication of Body, Gender, and Sanctity in ‘Crowned Nun’ Portraiture From New Spain” (Tulane, E. Boone)

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

Donovan, Celeste, “Maria Izquierdo and Modern Mexican Religious Culture, 1940–1947” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Elphick, Nenita Ponce de Leon, “Facing Power: Peruvian Portraits From the Conquest to Independence” (Harvard, T. Cummins)

Fort, Megan, “Archibald and Alexander Robertson and the Colombian Academy of Painting, New York, 1791–1841” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Hajovsky, Patrick, “On the Lips of Others: Fame and the Transformation of Moctezuma’s Image” (Chicago, T. Cummins)

Hogue, Marianne, “La Malinche as an Icon of Mestizaje and National Identity in the Murals of Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

James, Erica, “What Good Are Roots If You Can’t Take Them With You? Caribbean Art in the Global Imaginary” (Duke, R. Powell)

Junker, Kris, “Honey at the Crossroads: Women and Afro-Cuban Ritual Arts, 1899–1969” (Columbia, N. Kampen, Z. Strother)

Lepage, Andrea, “Art and Spirituality: The Franciscans and Their Fine Arts Colegio de San Andrès in Colonial Quito, Ecuador” (Brown, C. W. Zerner)

Lubowski, Alicia, “Humboldt and the Visual Representtion of South America” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Malagon, Maria, “The Presence of the Uncanny in the Work of Beatriz Gonzalez, Oscar Munoz, and Doris Salcedo” (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)

Pozzi-Harris, Ana, “Euphoric Inventions: Argentine Constructivist Trends and the Cultural Politics of Peronism, 1940–1960” (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)

Rodriguez, Victor M., “Mimicry in Latin American Art and the Rhetoric of Modernist Art History” (Rochester, D. Crimp)

Solari, Amara, “Ritualizing the Maya Landscape: The Transformation of Religious Ideologies in Pre- and Post-Contact Izamal, Yucatan” (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Stanfield-Mazzi, Maya, “The Replication of Miraculous Statues in Colonial Peru: The Virgin of Pomata and Christ of the Earthquakes” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Tarver, Gina, “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)

Watson, Elizabeth, “Debating Montevideo: The Views of Julio Vilamajô and Joaquin Torres Garcìa, 1930–1949” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Wolfe, Edith, “Lasar Segall and Brazil’s Politics of Difference (1924–1945)” (UT Austin, J. Barnitz)