In Progress




Joshua Basseches
“The ‘American School’ at the International Expositions of the Late Nineteenth Century“
First Reader: Hills


Bailey Benson
“In the Eye of the Beholder: Memory, Identity, and the Role of Viewer Reception in Roman Imperial Portraiture, 193-284 CE”
First Reader: Kleiner


Shannon Bewley
“Earth Artists, Indigenous Earthworks, and Land Reclamation Sculpture from 1965 to 1985”
First Reader: Williams


Renée Brown
“Eye to Eye: Paul Vanderbilt and the Ordering of Photographic Knowledge, 1940-1970”
First Reader: Sichel


Kimber Chewning
“Facing Niemandsland: The Photographic Subjects of Divided Berlin”
First Reader: Sichel


İkbal Zeynep Dursunoğlu
“Imitators of God: The Moral Economy of Safavid and Mughal Painting, c. 1540-1640”
First Reader: Fetvaci


Colleen Foran
“At the Intersection of Ritual, Procession, and Performance Art: Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Ga Mashie, Accra, Ghana”
First Reader: Becker


Sarah Horowitz
“Designing Postwar American Performing Arts Centers, 1955-1971”
First Reader: Abramson


Carter Jackson
“The Architecture of Britain’s Imperial Institutes and the Misgivings of Empire”
First Reader: Abramson


Sybil F. Joslyn
“Worth its Salt: Salvage in the Maritime Visual and Material Culture of America’s Long Nineteenth Century”
First Reader: Moore


Defne Kirmizi
“Building Artistic Autonomy in Turkey: Conceptual Strategies and Group Exhibitions between 1974 and 1994.”
First Reader: Williams


Jillianne Laceste
“Creating Columbus: The Visual Culture of Colonial Encounters in Early Modern Genoa”
First Reader: Cranston


Liz Neill
“Ancient Geographies, Modern Travels: Provenance(s) of Imagined Creatures on Archaic Painted Pottery (660-480 BCE)”
First Reader: Martin


Phillippa Pitts
“Pharmacoepic Dreams: Art and America’s Medical Democracy, 1800-1860”
First Reader: Barrett


Gabriel Quick
“Organizing Activist Art in 1980s New York: Political Art Documentation/Distribution”
First Reader: Williams


Althea Ruoppo
“Places of Assemblage: The Transnational German Sculpture of Isa Genzken, Reinhard Mucha, and Rosemarie Trockel”
First Reader: Williams


Constanza Robles Sepúlveda
“Visualizing Alliances: Pan Americanism, Hispanismo and Latin Americanism in the Art and Architecture of World Fairs, 1901-1929.”
First Reader: Reyes



Completed Dissertations by Academic Year

















(AMNESP) denotes the student is a doctoral candidate in the American and New England Studies Program; all others are History of Art & Architecture doctoral candidates/recipients.