Recent Dissertations

-2016-

Ickes, Charlotte, "Radical Immersion in the Work of Melvin van Peeble, Isaac Julien, and Steve McQueen" (Advisor, G. Shaw)

Nickel, Kirk, "Alessandro Moretto and the Decomposition of the Painter's Art in Renaissance Brescia" (Advisor, L. Silver)

-2015-

Pinar, Ekin, "Canyon Collective Artists: Micropolitics in West Coast Experimental Film, 1960-79" (Advisors, C. Poggi and K. Redrobe)

Shamos, Geoffrey,"Bodies of Knowledge: The Presentation of Personified Figures in Engraved Allegorical Series Produced in the Netherlands, 1548-1600" (Advisor, L. Silver)

-2014-

Baradel, Lacey, “Mobile Americans: Geographic Mobility and Modernity in U.S. Visual Culture, 1860-1915” (Advisor, M. Leja)

Erickson, Ruth, “Assembling Social Forms:  Sociological Art Practice in Post - 1968 France”.  (Advisor, C. Poggi)

Prottas, Nathaniel, “Survival and Revival: Netherlandish and German Painting, c. 1460-1530.” (Advisor, L. Silver)

Trench, Carolyn J., "Performativity's Moment: Vogue, Queer Video Production, and Theoretical Discourse" (Advisor, G. Shaw)

- 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” (Advisor, L. Silver)

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)