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Completed Ph.D. Dissertations

Dissertations Completed in 2024

Treece, Madison, "Visceral Landscapes: Recuperating Migrant Narratives in Contemporary Photography of the U.S.- Mexico Border" (Dissertation Advisor: Jennifer González)

Dissertations Completed in 2023

Hellmich, Christina, "“See The Natives”: Indigenous Visual Culture at the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition" (Dissertation Advisor: Stacy Kamehiro)

Korroch, Kate, "The Intimacies of Queer Subjects: TT Takemoto's "Looking for Jiro" (2011), "Semiotics of Sab" (2016), and "Ever Wanting (for Margaret Chung)" (2021)" (Dissertation Advisor: Jennifer González)

Macheski, Alexandra, "“Anti-Bodies”: Inkas and Amazonians Thinking Otherwise" (Dissertation Advisor: Carolyn Dean)

Moore, Alexandra, "Rock, Soil, Clay, and Seedling: Reimagining Landscapes as Ecologies of Justice in Contemporary Art by Otobong Nkanga, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Jade Montserrat, and jackie sumell" (Dissertation Advisor: Jennifer González)

Santa Rosa, Tatiane, "Reclaiming Representations: Transnational Photographic Practices from Brazil and the Challenging of Mestiçagem and Branquitude" (Dissertation Advisor: Jennifer González)

Dissertations Completed in 2022

Greenlee, Gaby, "Inka Borders and the Power of Volatility: on the Fringes and Edges of Textiles and Territory" (Dissertation Advisor: Carolyn Dean)

Laciste, Kristen, "Delightful or Decadent?: Perceptions of Sapeuses and Sapeurs in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo" (Dissertation Advisor: Elisabeth Cameron)

Dissertations Completed in 2021

nelson, crystal, "The Audacity of Pleasure: On Social Life and the Creation of Safe Space in Black Romanticism" (Dissertation Advisor: Jennifer González)

Takata, Ellen, "Stories from the Empty Space: Multinarrative Ethics of Postwar Responsibility Through the Photobooks of Seiichi Furuya, 1981-2017" (Dissertation Advisors: Elisabeth Cameron and Noriko Aso)

Yee, Michelle, "Of Being In-Between: Reconfiguring the Asian American Body as Site/Sight of (In)Difference" (Dissertation Advisor: Boreth Ly)

Dissertations Completed in 2020

Affourtit, Lorraine, "Visualizing Decolonial Democracy in the Oaxaca Commune" (Dissertation Advisor: Martin Berger)

Lehner, Ace, "Trans Representations: Non-Binary Visual Theory in Contemporary Photography" (Dissertation Advisor: Derek Murray)

Reznick, Jordan, "Settler Modernism: Alfred Stieglitz's The Steerage and the Vicissitudes of Whiteness, 1890-1930" (Dissertation Advisor: Martin Berger)

Timken, Kris, "Women, Land Art and the Social (1978-83)" (Dissertation Advisor: Martin Berger)

Dissertations Completed in 2018

Ferguson, Brinker, "Recalibrating the Museum: The Politics of Stewardship and the Physical/Digital Repatriation of Te Hau-Ki-Turanga" (Dissertation Advisor: Soraya Murray)

Hickey, Amber, “The Aesthetics of Decolonial Worlding: Contemporary Art and Activism Across Turtle Island” (Dissertation Advisor: Derek Murray)

Hobart, Aubrey, “Treasures and Splendors: Exhibiting Colonial Latin American Art in U.S. Museums, 1920-2020” (Dissertation Advisor: Carolyn Dean)

Maples, Amanda M., "Free Youth in Freetown: Masked Performance and Urban Cultural Arts in Sierra Leone" (Dissertation Advisor: Elisabeth Cameron)

Dissertations Completed in 2017

Blaylock, Sara, "Infiltration and Excess: Experimental Art and the East German State, 1980 - 1989" (Dissertation Advisor: Jennifer González)

Rose, Diana, "Living Time, Performing Memory: Maya Ceremonies of Foundation and Renewal" (Dissertation Advisor: Carolyn Dean)

Thomas, Mary, “Enacted Sites: Art and the Visualization of Spatial Justice in Los Angeles, 1966-2014” (Dissertation Advisor: Jennifer González)

Dissertations Completed in 2016

Nelson, Rachel, "At the Edge of Ruin: Seeing Art Under Perpetual Conflict" (Dissertation Advisor: Jennifer González)