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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Ayad, Lara, “Egypt’s Morphing Modernisms: Representing Women, Cultural Identity, and Class in Modern Egyptian Art, 1933–1973” (Boston, C. Becker)

Bell-Brown, Jessica, “Bad Attachments: The Unmoored Painterly Object in the Post Civil Rights Decade” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Bogansky, Amy, “The Merchant’s Middlemen: Factors, Supercargoes, and the Praxis of Exchange in the Early Modern Atlantic World” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Cooney, Lynne, “The Transparent Glass Cabinet: The Politics of Display in Exhibitions in Johannesburg after Apartheid” (Boston, C. Becker)

Cowcher, Kate, “Between Revolutionary Motherland and Death: Art and Visual Culture in Socialist Ethiopia” (Stanford, B. Martinez-Ruiz, P. Lee)

Dumouchelle, Kevin, “Traditions of Modernity in an African City: Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Kumasi” (Columbia, S. Vogel)

Fine, Jonathan, “Mandu Yenu Thrones: Tradition, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Bamum Kingdom, 1885–2008” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Gundlach, Cory K., “Spirited Objects: Lobi Art in West Africa and Beyond” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Heckscher, Marguerite, “Objects as Bodies, Bodies as Objects: Medicine and Arts among the Shambaa of Tanzania” (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

Lathrop, Perrin, “A Sublime Art: Akinola Lasekan and Colonial Modernism in Nigeria” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Lima, Alvaro Luis, “Revolutionary (Dis)associations: Modern Art in Mozambique” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Lortie, Mare, “Afrique en Creations: Transnational Patronage in the Francophonie” (Toronto, E. Harney)

Lynch, Ashleigh, “Fantasy Exchanges: Recent Visual Culture in the DRC” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Ogbechie)

Martinez, Eugenia, S., “Arabic Script in Action: Calligraphy in Senegalese Religious Visual Culture” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Martino, Allison, “Stamping History: Stories of Social Change in Ghana’s Adinkra Cloth” (Michigan, D. Doris; R. Silverman)

Masilela, Nomaduma, “Set Setal’s Imaginaire: Intervention in Public Space, Historiography, and Conceptualism” (Columbia, K. Jones)

Tervala, Kevin, “Desert Vision: Form and Perception in Northwestern Kenya, 1887–1963” (Harvard, S.P. Blier)

Villarroel, Fernanda, “Repurposing Debris of Global Capitalism: Contemporary Art from Lagos, Nigeria, in the Transnational Affective Economy” (Wisconsin, Madison, J.Casid)

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

Woudstra, Rixt, “Existenzminimum: Architecture and Human Need, 1920–1950” (MIT, T. Hyde)