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African Art (sub-Saharan)
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2005

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Bortolot, Alexander, “Negotiating Masculinity: Male Initiation and Associated Arts of the Makonde Peoples” (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Bridges, Nichole, “Contact, Commentary and Commodity: Nineteenth-Century Ivory Tusk Sculptures from the Loango Coast, Congo” (Wisconsin, Madison, H. Drewal)

Ciola, Ann M., “Identity and Community Solidarity: Counter-Spectacle, Power and Resistance in the Mass Funeral of the ‘Guguleteu Seven,’ March 15, 1986” (SUNY Binghamton, K. Barzman)

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

Clunis, Sarah A., “Readymade Diaspora: Cultural Icons Rectified and Assisted” (Iowa, C. Roy)

Holloway, Anita, “Animal Symbolism in Ewe Textiles” (Virginia Commonwealth, B. Lawal)

Kart, Susan, “Sculpting the Psyche: Sokari Douglas Camp, Moustapha Dimy and Renye Stout on the Body, Identity and Politics in ‘African’ Art” (Columbia, C. Kiaer, E. Hutchinson)

Keller, Candace, “Visual Griots: A Social, Political and Cultural History of Individuals in Mali through the Photographer's Lens” (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Maltz-Leca, Leora, “Landscape in a Postcolony: Re-Imagining Space, Place and Home in Democratic South Africa” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth, S. P. Blier)

Meier, Sandy, “Local Cityscapes and Transcultural Imaginaries: Competing Architectures of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Mombasa and Zanzibar” (Harvard, S. P. Blier)

Muhammad, Baqie B., “Contemporary East African Artists: The Fusion and Hybridization of Global and National Discourses in Modern Art in the Diaspora” (Indiana, Bloomington, P. McNaughton)

Ross, Emma, “Aesthetic Experience and Expression: Representation of Dan Women in the Cote d'Ivoire” (Yale, R. Thompson)

Stringfellow, Gregory, “The Origin, Development and Significance of the Female-Ancestor Masks among the Bapunu of Gabon” (Yale, R. Thompson)