Recent Dissertations

- 2013 -

Bourla, Lisa (MA, Tel Aviv), Southern Renaissance,  “The Reform of Drawing and the Natural Act of Painting:  Lodovico Cigoli and His Florentine Circle C. 1600”

Kowell, Masha (BA, Georgetown), Modern, "Agit-plakat: The Destalinization of Soviet Posters (1956-1966)" (Advisors: C. Poggi, K. Beckman)

- 2012 -

Chanchani, Nachiket (MA, Minnesota), South Asian, "Fordings and Frontiers:  Architecture and Identity in the Central Himalayas (c. 7th - 12th Centries CE) (Advisor: M. Meister)

Kelley, Erin (BA, Brown), East Asian, "Confronting Modernity: Shirakaba and the Japanese Avant-garde" (Advisor:  J. Davis)

Martino, Shannon (BA, Univ. of Chicago), "The Intersection of Culture and Agency as Seen Through the Shared Figurine Genre of the Prehistoric Southwest Black Sea" (Advisor:  H. Pittman)

Perratore, Julia (BA, New York Univ), Medieval, "Laity, Community and Architectural Sculpture in Romanesque Aragon:  Santa Mariá de Uncastillo" (Advisor:  R. Maxwell)

Tokumitsu, Miya (BA, Princeton), Northern Renaissance, "Die Kleine, die Feine, die Reine, die Eine."  The Small, the Fine, the Pure, the Rare:  the Sculpture of Leonhard Kern (1588-1662) (Advisor:  L. Silver)

Weiss, Alexandra Davis (BA, Williams), American, "The Artist-as-Celebrity:  Picturing Artistic Fame in Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar Magazines, 1921-1951 (Advisor:  M. Leja)

- 2011 -

Clericuzio, Peter, "Nancy as a Center of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914" (Advisor:  D. Brownlee)

Foutch, Ellery, "Arresting Beauty:  The Perfectionist Impulse of Peale's Butterflies, Heade's Hummingbirds, Blaschka's Flowers, and Sandow's Body" (Advisor:  M. Leja)

Greist, Alexandra, "Learning to Draw, Drawing to Learn:  Theory and Practice in Italian Printed Drawing Books, 1600-1700" (Advisor:  M. Cole)

Lee, Jeehyun, "Resisting Boundaries:  Japonisme and Western-Style Art in Meiji Japan" (Advisor:  J. Davis)

Mehta, Mandavi, "The Mouse Who Would Be King:  Innovating Tradition in the State of Chamba" (Advisor:  M. Meister)

Michelsen, Leslee, "To Lift the Veil from the Face of Depiction":  Visual Culture and Figural Iconography in Early Islamic Central Asia" (Advisor:  R. Holod)

Rice, Yael, "The Emperor's Eye and the Painter's Brush:  The Rise of the Mughal Court Artist, c 1546-1627" (Advisor:  R. Holod)

- 2010 -

Chang, Alison: “Negotiating Modernity: Edvard Munch's Late Figural Work, 1900-1925” (Advisor: C. Poggi)

Mekinda, Jonathan: “Reconstruction and Revolution: The Re-Invention of Modernism in Italy, 1945-1955"
(Advisor: D. Brownlee)

Rice, John Henry: “Kanara Temples: Architectural Transaction on the Periphery of Empire" (Advisor: M. Meister)

Sohoni, Puskar: "Local Idioms and Global Designs: Architecture of the Nizam Shahs" (Advisor: M. Meister)

Tentler, Gregory: “Without Expensive Transport and the Bother of Customs: Piero Manzoni and the International Avant-Garde 1956-1963” (Advisors: C. Poggi, K. Beckman)


 - 2009 -

Boehman, Jessica: “Maestro Ercole Ferrata” (Advisor: M. Cole)

Citron, Beth "Contemporary Art in Bombay, 1965-1995" (Advisor: M. Meister)

Walker, Julia “Capital Building: Anxiety and Authorship in Berlin’s New Federal Architecture” (Advisor: D. Brownlee)

- 2008 -

Clendenin, Malcolm: “Natural Sympathies and Governing Harmony: Hector Guimard, Political Movements, and Social Change” (Advisor: D. Brownlee)

Kahlaoui, Tarek: “The Islamic Visual Reconstructions of the Mediterranean from al-Idrisi to al-Sharfi” (Advisor: R. Holod)

Kerin, Melissa: “Re/Presenting Devotion: Analysis of Nako’s Buddhist Wall Paintings” (Advisor: M. Meister)

Levitch, Mark: “Competing Truths: Photography, Art, and Propaganda in Great War France” (Advisory: C. Poggi)

Milkova, Liliana: “The Photographic Other: Soviet Underground Art from the 1970s-1980s” (Advisor: C. Poggi)

O’Rourke, Kathryn "Building a Modern Nation: Mexico's State-Sponsored Modern Architecture, 1925-1934" (Advisor: D. Brownlee)

- 2007 -

Casper, Andrew: “El Greco and Italy: Art, Theory, and the Religious Image of the Late Cinquecento" (Advisor: M. Cole)

Criss, Jennifer: “Gender and Japonisme: Art of the Women Impressionists, 1865-1895” (Advisor: L. Silver)

McFadden, Susanna "Courtly Places and Sacred Spaces: The Social and Political Significance of Monumental Wall Painting in Late Antiquity" (Advisor: A Kuttner)

Mulder, Stephennie:
"The Architecture of Coexistence Sunnis, Shi'is and the Shrines of The 'Alids in the Medieval Levant" (Advisor: R Holod)

Ruiz-Gomez, Natasha
: “Morceaux d’Amphitheatre: Science and the Fragment in Rodin’s Sculpture”
(Advisor: C. Poggi)

Sawicki, Nicholas:
"Becoming Modern: The Prague Eight and Modern Art, 1900-1910" (Advisor: C Poggi)

  - 2006 -

Mercurio, Janice: “French Rococo Painting and Music” (Advisor: L. Silver)

Fedders, Kristin
: “Pop Art in Public Space, 1954-1965” (Advisor: C. Poggi)

Hargrove, James: “Serious Pleasures: Sensuality and Programmatic Display in the Sculptural Origins of French Modernism 1870-1914” (Advisor: S. Sidlauskas)

Malone, Meredith
: “Nouveau Réalisme: Performative Exhibition Strategies and the Everyday in Post-World War II France” (Advisor: C. Poggi)

Nugent, Jeanne
: “Photographic Memory: German History and the Question of National Identity in Gerhard Richter’s Photography-based Paintings, 1962-1989” (Advisor: C. Poggi)

Sinnett, Gretchen: “Envisioning Female Adolescence: Rites of Passage in Late Nineteenth-Century Painting and Photography” (Advisor: E. Johns)

Spira, Freyda
: "Originality as Repetition / Repetition as Originality: Daniel Hopfer and the Reinvention of the Medium of Etching" (Advisor: L. Silver) 

West, Ashley: “Visualizing Knowledge: Prints and Paintings by Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473-1531) (Advisor: L. Silver) 


-2005 -


Bellow, Juliet:
"Clothing the Corps: How the Avant-Garde and the Ballets Russes Fashioned the Modern Body" (Advisors: C. Poggi, S. Sidlauskas)

Gruber, Christine: “The Prophet Muhammad’s Ascension (Mi'raj) in Islamic Art and Literature, 14th to 17th Centuries” (Advisor: R. Holod)

Hage, Emily: "New York and European Dada Art Journals, 1916-1926: International
Venues of Exchange," (Advisor: C. Poggi)

Harmansah, Omur:  “Spatial Narratives, commemorative Practices and the Building Project:  New Urban Foundations in Upper Syro-Mesopotamia During the Early Iron Age” (Advisor: H. Pittman)

Iannacone, Rachel: “Open Space for the Underclass:  New York City’s Small Parks, 1880-1915” (Advisor: D. Brownlee)

Scott, Sarah Jane: “Figure, Symbol, and Sign: Semiotics and Function of Early Dynastic I Cylinder Seal Imagery From Ur” (Advisor: H. Pittman)

Wu, Xin: “Central Asia in the Achaemenid Context” (Advisor: H. Pittman)

 

- 2004 -

Feliciano, Maria: “Mudejarismo in Its Colonial Context:  Iberian Cultural Display, Viceregal Luxury consumption, and the Negotiation of Identities in Sixteenth-Century New Spain” (Advisor: R. Holod)

Gold, Susanna: "Imaging Memory: Re-Presentations of the Civil War at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition" (Advisor: E. Johns)

Grossman, Heather: “Building Identity:  Architecture as Evidence of Cultural Interaction between Latins and Byzantines in Medieval Greece” (Advisor: C. Striker)

Hallam, Jennifer: "Re-Presenting Women in Early Stuart England:  Gender Ideology, Personal Politics, & the Portrait Arts" (Advisor: L. Silver)

Sears, Tamara: "Housing Asceticism: Tracing the Development of Mattamayura Saiva Monastic Architecture in Early Medieval Central India"  (Advisor: M. Meister)

Taube, Isabel: “Rooms of Memory:  The Artful Interior in American Painting, 1880 to 1920”  (Advisor: E. Johns)

 

- 2003 -

Kennedy, Elizabeth: “Interpreting the Artist’s Studio Memorial:  An Exhibition Strategy of Museums of Western Art”

LaPorte, Carrie: “Displaying Empire? The Architecture and Development of Museums in Nineteenth-Century India” (Advisor: M. Meister)

Morton, Thomas: “The Impact of Luxury:  The Forum of Meninx – an Architectural Investigation” (Advisor: R. Holod)

Pastore, Christopher: “Expanding antiquity:  Andrea Navagero and Villa Culture in the cinquecento Veneto” (Advisor: R. Holod)

Rakic, Yelena: “The Contest Scene in Akkadian Glyptic:  A Study of Its Imagery and Functions with the Akkadian Empire” (Advisor: H. Pittman)

Seydl, Jon: “The Sacred Heart of Jesus:  Art and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Italy” (Advisor: M. Campbell)
 

- 2002 -

Gindhart, Maria: “The Art and Science of Late Nineteenth-Century Images of Human Prehistory at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris”  (Advisor: S. Sidlauskas)

Weed, Stanley: “The Virgo inter Virgines:  Art and the Devotion to Virgin Saints in the Low Countries and Germany, 1400-1530” (December, 2002)  (Advisor: L. Silver)

Witkovsky, Matthew: "Avant-Garde and Center: Devìtsil in Czech Culture, 1918-1938” (Advisor: C. Poggi)
 

 

- 2001 -

Basu, Chandreyi: “Redefining the Nature of Cultural Regions in Early India:  Mathura and the Meaning of “Kusana” Art (1st – 3rd Centuries AD) (Advisor: M. Meister)

Kavky, Samantha: “Authoring the Unconscious:  Freudian Structures in the Art of Max Ernst” (Advisor: C. Poggi)

Robinson, Betsey: “Fountains and the Culture of Water at Roman Corinth” (Advisor: L. Haselberger)

Sloan, Anna: “The Atala Mosque:  Between Polity and Culture in Medieval Jaunpur” (Advisor: M. Meister)