Dissertations In Progress

2022

7 Publications
Senga Nengudi: Matter and Motherhood

Senga Nengudi: Matter and Motherhood

Rheno-Mosan Treasure Bindings 1150–1200 and their Histories: The Lives and Afterlives of a Type

Rheno-Mosan Treasure Bindings 1150–1200 and their Histories: The Lives and Afterlives of a Type

Fossils for a Future Time: David Smith and the Sculpting of Traces

Fossils for a Future Time: David Smith and the Sculpting of Traces

(Ad)dressing the Gods: Fashioning Identity through the Divine in the Roman Empire

(Ad)dressing the Gods: Fashioning Identity through the Divine in the Roman Empire

Anarchist Art and Cultures of Science in Fin-de-siècle France

Anarchist Art and Cultures of Science in Fin-de-siècle France

How a Tool Became a Treasure: Luxury Scissors and their Ornamentation in Early Modern Europe, c. 1500–1750

How a Tool Became a Treasure: Luxury Scissors and their Ornamentation in Early Modern Europe, c. 1500–1750

Non-royal Identity as Expressed in Northern Upper Egypt during the New Kingdom

Non-royal Identity as Expressed in Northern Upper Egypt during the New Kingdom

2021

7 Publications
The Carnivalesque and Belgian Modernism

The Carnivalesque and Belgian Modernism

New Objectives: German Painting and Organized Capitalism, 1923–1929

New Objectives: German Painting and Organized Capitalism, 1923–1929

Indigenismo
Indigenismo
Plant, Animal, Object, Human: Still Life and Empire in the United States, 1815–1875

Plant, Animal, Object, Human: Still Life and Empire in the United States, 1815–1875

Museum of the Unknown: Art, Architecture, and the Avant-garde in the 20th Century

Museum of the Unknown: Art, Architecture, and the Avant-garde in the 20th Century

The Mobile Secretariat in Mid-Qing China: Artistic Production and the Making of Transregional Literati Culture, ca. 1790–1840

The Mobile Secretariat in Mid-Qing China: Artistic Production and the Making of Transregional Literati Culture, ca. 1790–1840

Fashioning Fictions in Photographs: The World of George Hoyningen-Huene
Fashioning Fictions in Photographs: The World of George Hoyningen-Huene

2020

12 Publications
Form and Materiality: The Function of Classical Greek Ornament
Form and Materiality: The Function of Classical Greek Ornament
Len Lye’s Cinematic Art, c. 1926–44
Len Lye’s Cinematic Art, c. 1926–44
Small-Size Painting and Its Viewership in Southern Song Dynasty China, 1127–1279

Small-Size Painting and Its Viewership in Southern Song Dynasty China, 1127–1279

Lettrism’s "aesthetic element"
Lettrism’s "aesthetic element"
Of Monsters and Mirrors: Art and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Of Monsters and Mirrors: Art and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Queer Performances of Migration in German and German-Turkish Art and Film from West Germany through Reunification (1955–2000)

Queer Performances of Migration in German and German-Turkish Art and Film from West Germany through Reunification (1955–2000)

Local Depictions of the Foreign Other in Late Ming and Early Qing China

Local Depictions of the Foreign Other in Late Ming and Early Qing China

The Polyphonic Forest: Photographing the Amazon, 1970–1989

The Polyphonic Forest: Photographing the Amazon, 1970–1989

Time in Process: Primitivism and Deep Histories in American Art 1969–1983
Time in Process: Primitivism and Deep Histories in American Art 1969–1983
The Illuminated Yaysmawurk‘i:Ottoman-Armenian Painting and Confessionalism in the Age of Print

The Illuminated Yaysmawurk‘i: Ottoman-Armenian Painting and Confessionalism in the Age of Print

Storytelling on the Mosaic Floors of Late Antique Sepphoris

Storytelling on the Mosaic Floors of Late Antique Sepphoris

Art History as Intervention: The Formation of a Discourse on Black South African Art

Art History as Intervention: The Formation of a Discourse on Black South African Art

2019

10 Publications
Show Men: Art, Media, and Modernist Theatricality in Egypt, 1875–1956

Show Men: Art, Media, and Modernist Theatricality in Egypt, 1875–1956

Beyond the Facade: Mercantile Architecture of the German Hanse, the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company

Beyond the Facade: Mercantile Architecture of the German Hanse, the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company

Secrecy in the Art of Santiago Rusiñol and the Catalan Modernistes

Secrecy in the Art of Santiago Rusiñol and the Catalan Modernistes

Essai sur l’architecture Chinoise: Late 18th-Century Jesuit Studies of China

Essai sur l’architecture Chinoise: Late 18th-Century Jesuit Studies of China

Imperial Presence in the Villas of Roman Italy

Imperial Presence in the Villas of Roman Italy

Immersion—Classical Reception and Eastern European Transformations of Hygiene in the Long Eighteenth Century (ca. 1680–1830)

Immersion—Classical Reception and Eastern European Transformations of Hygiene in the Long Eighteenth Century (ca. 1680–1830)

Manuscript production in the Abbey of Fleury 798–1004

Manuscript production in the Abbey of Fleury 798–1004

Poetics of Dissemination in Latin America (1960–1980)

Poetics of Dissemination in Latin America (1960–1980)

Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-Euro Encounters, Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century

Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-Euro Encounters, Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century

Independence Drop Pon We: The Art and Politics of Jamaica, 1958–1992

Independence Drop Pon We: The Art and Politics of Jamaica, 1958–1992

2018

9 Publications
Reaching "Peach Blossom Spring": Poetry and Painting in Fifteenth-Century Japan and Korea

Reaching "Peach Blossom Spring": Poetry and Painting in Fifteenth-Century Japan and Korea

Shen Nanpin and the Theorization of Painting in Early-Modern Japan

Shen Nanpin and the Theorization of Painting in Early-Modern Japan

Painting as "Construction": Ground and Compositional Tectonics in Ferdinand Hodler's Parallelist Paintings (1889–1918)

Painting as "Construction": Ground and Compositional Tectonics in Ferdinand Hodler's Parallelist Paintings (1889–1918)

Imperial Presence in the Villas of Roman Italy

Imperial Presence in the Villas of Roman Italy

Commemoration and Community: Illuminated Gospel Manuscripts in Monastic Ethiopia, 1280–1350

Commemoration and Community: Illuminated Gospel Manuscripts in Monastic Ethiopia, 1280–1350

“Living Pictures”: Pictorialist Photography and the Illustration of Fiction

“Living Pictures”: Pictorialist Photography and the Illustration of Fiction

The Embeddedness of Religion in the Classical Greek House and its Consequences for Social Practice

The Embeddedness of Religion in the Classical Greek House and its Consequences for Social Practice

Suggestions: Art and the Influence of the Psyche after National Socialism

Suggestions: Art and the Influence of the Psyche after National Socialism

Ethnographic Re-Telling: The Art of Lothar Baumgarten

Ethnographic Re-Telling: The Art of Lothar Baumgarten

2017

5 Publications
Confronting the Past in the Critical Third Century

Confronting the Past in the Critical Third Century

Retrospective Styles in Roman Visual Culture

Retrospective Styles in Roman Visual Culture

Deliberate Defacement: Provocation and Response in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts

Deliberate Defacement: Provocation and Response in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts

Documents of Social Life: Photography in Popular Front France

Documents of Social Life: Photography in Popular Front France

The Renovation of the Habsburg-Lorraine residences: Eighteenth-Century Imperial and Archducal Palaces in Prague, Brussels, and Florence

The Renovation of the Habsburg-Lorraine residences: Eighteenth-Century Imperial and Archducal Palaces in Prague, Brussels, and Florence

2016

1 Publication
Concordia and Succession at Rome

Concordia and Succession at Rome

2014

29 Publications
Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914

Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914

Opaque Surfaces and Lived Illusions: Minimalism and the Status of Painting in the 1960s

Opaque Surfaces and Lived Illusions: Minimalism and the Status of Painting in the 1960s

Staging the Social Document in the Progressive Era: Jacob Riis, Frances Johnston, Lewis Hine

Staging the Social Document in the Progressive Era: Jacob Riis, Frances Johnston, Lewis Hine

The Content of Context: Appropriation in American Art of the 1980s

The Content of Context: Appropriation in American Art of the 1980s

Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt's Art, 1965–1980

Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt's Art, 1965–1980

The Art of War: Battle Paintings of New Spain, 1665–1714

The Art of War: Battle Paintings of New Spain, 1665–1714

Johann Georg Bendl: Premier Sculptor of Prague’s Early Baroque

Johann Georg Bendl: Premier Sculptor of Prague’s Early Baroque

Glorious Pulpits: Flemish Preekstoelen, 1650–1750

Glorious Pulpits: Flemish Preekstoelen, 1650–1750

The Augustan Honorific Altar: Its Emergence, Monumentalization, and Eclipse

The Augustan Honorific Altar: Its Emergence, Monumentalization, and Eclipse

A New Realism: Fernand Léger, 1918–1931

A New Realism: Fernand Léger, 1918–1931

The Art of Vija Celmins

The Art of Vija Celmins

Court and Countryside: Central Italian Villas of the Mid-Sixteenth Century

Court and Countryside: Central Italian Villas of the Mid-Sixteenth Century

I am the True Vine: Acculturation, Appropriation, and Assimilation in Religious Iconography of Late Antiquity

I am the True Vine: Acculturation, Appropriation, and Assimilation in Religious Iconography of Late Antiquity

"Right Matter in the Right Place": The Paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder

"Right Matter in the Right Place": The Paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder

The Histories of Greek Cult Statues outside of Ritual

The Histories of Greek Cult Statues outside of Ritual

The Prehistory of the Middle and Lower Changjiang Region

The Prehistory of the Middle and Lower Changjiang Region

"When we made movies just to make them": Warhol's Films and the Surface of the 1960s

"When we made movies just to make them": Warhol's Films and the Surface of the 1960s

The MARS Group: Going Modern in Britain, 1933–1957

The MARS Group: Going Modern in Britain, 1933–1957

The Sculptural Prop and the Activation of the Object, 1960–1979

The Sculptural Prop and the Activation of the Object, 1960–1979

The Ethics and Aesthetics of Reuse in Postmodern Design

The Ethics and Aesthetics of Reuse in Postmodern Design

"Our Decorative Scheme": Abstraction and Subversion in the Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913–1919

"Our Decorative Scheme": Abstraction and Subversion in the Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913–1919

The Album Format in Nanjing Painting, 1640–1680

The Album Format in Nanjing Painting, 1640–1680

Veri Ritratti: Pietro Longhi and Genre Painting in Eighteenth-Century Venice

Veri Ritratti: Pietro Longhi and Genre Painting in Eighteenth-Century Venice

Raoul Ubac's Photographic Surrealism

Raoul Ubac's Photographic Surrealism

Methods for Modernism: Arthur Wesley Dow Intersects the Stieglitz Circle

Methods for Modernism: Arthur Wesley Dow Intersects the Stieglitz Circle

Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China

Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China

Collaboration in Painting Practice: Notions of Individuality and Quality in Chinese Art

Collaboration in Painting Practice: Notions of Individuality and Quality in Chinese Art

The Johns Device: The Intersection of Bodies, Words, and Objects in Jasper Johns’s Art, 1959–1972

The Johns Device: The Intersection of Bodies, Words, and Objects in Jasper Johns’s Art, 1959–1972

Pages of Memory: Paper Travel in Renaissance Europe, 1480–1600

Pages of Memory: Paper Travel in Renaissance Europe, 1480–1600