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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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

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

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

Addleman-Frankel, Kate, “Dividing Lines: Gravure héliogrqphique and the Historiography of Nineteenth-Century Photography” (Toronto, J. Bear)

Barber, Julia, “Reframing Art Photography: Strategies of Display and Design in British Pictorialism” (Brown, D. Nickel)

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

Brown, Leslie, “‘Picture Ahead’: The Kodak Picture Spot Sign in American Photography, Visual and Material Culture, and the Tourist Landscape” (Boston, K. Sichel)

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

Coffineau, Nicole, “Motion in Stillness: Photography, Modernity, and the Avant-garde in Italy, 1860–1913” (Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Cushman, Carrie, “Temporary Ruins: Miyamoto Ryûji’s Architectural Photography in Postmodern Japan” (Columbia, 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” (Toronto, J. Bear)

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

Gauvin, Ryan, “Punching through Documentary Photography” (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” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

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

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)

Hitte, Tessa, “Rebranding the Enemy: American Propaganda and Photography in Postwar Germany” (Boston, K. Sichel)

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

Jang, Sunhee, “Contemporary Art and the Search for History: The Emergence of the Artist–Historian” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Jensen, Hadley, “Shaped by the Camera: Navajo Weavers and the Photography of Making in the American Southwest, 1880–1945” (Bard Graduate Center, A. Glass)

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

LeBourdais, George Philip, “Tracing the Arctic Regions: William Bradford, Photography, and the Aesthetics of Ice in Nineteenth-Century America” (Stanford, A. Nemerov)

Lewis, Emma Stein, “Unfixing Space and Time in Contemporary Photography: How Porosity, Social Constructions of Space, and Reenactment Produce Alternative Histories”
(University of New Mexico, K. P. Buick)

Mathwig, Alexandra, “Curating the Photographic Modern: John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art, 1962–1991” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Macfarlane, Ellen, “Seeing Plus: Group f.64 Photography and the Political” (Princeton, A. McCauley)

Mickevicius, Emilia, “Dispassionate Landscapes: Style and Spectatorship in New Topographics, 1975” (Brown University, D. Nickel)

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

O’Reilly, Colleen, “Visual Pedagogy in Cold War America: Berenice Abbott, Will Burtin, and the International Visual Literacy Association” (Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Pellolio, Natalie, “Return to Sender: Photography, Art, and the Mail, 1845–1945” (Stanford, A. Nemerov)
Pires, Leah, “Finesse: Louise Lawler in Collaboration, 1978–1984” (Columbia, A. Alberro)

Reznick, Jordan, “Picturing Good Lives: American Snapshot Photography, Fine Art, and White Identity since 1950” (UC Santa Cruz, M. Berger)

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

Robinson, Christine, “Modern History: Sarah Charlesworth and Appropriation, 1977–2012” (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, C. Armstrong)

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

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

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

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

Wang, Han-Chih, “The Profane and Profound: American Road Photography from 1930 to the present” (Temple, G. Silk)

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

Wilson, Leslie, “Past Black and White: The Color of Photography in South Africa, 1994–2004” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Xu, Tingting, “Beyond Treaty Ports: Chinese Photography, 1860–1916, Practitioners, Trends, and Contexts” (Chicago, H. Wu)