As of 2014, all newly submitted Graduate Center dissertations and theses appear in Academic Works shortly after graduation. Some works are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. Dissertations and theses from before 2014 are generally accessible only to the CUNY community, but some authors have chosen to make theirs open access.

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Dissertations from 2021

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Xanthus Smith: Marine Painting and Nationhood, Eva C. McGraw

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Art After Dark: Economies of Performance, New York City 1978–1988, Meredith Mowder

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The Making of Transpacific Video Art, 1966–1988, Haeyun Park

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The Painter and His Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange, Aaron Slodounik

Dissertations from 2020

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Traditions and Transformations in the Work of Adál: Surrealism, El sainete, and Spanglish, Margarita J. Aguilar

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Norman Lewis: Linearity, Politics, and Pedagogy in His Abstract Expressionism, 1946–1964, Andrianna T. Campbell-LaFleur

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The Art of Opacity: Guy de Cointet in L.A., Media Farzin

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Northwest Coast Native Art Beyond Revival, 1962–1992, Christopher T. Green

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Staging the Modern, Building the Nation: Exhibiting Israeli Art, 1939–1965, Chelsea Haines

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Labor and the Picturesque: Photography, Propaganda, and the Tea Trade in Colonial India and Sri Lanka, 1880–1914, Leila Anne Harris

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The International Rise of Afro-Brazilian Modernism in the Age of African Decolonization and Black Power, Abigail Lapin Dardashti

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Accomplices in Art: The Expansion of Authorship in the 1970s and '80s, Sydney Stutterheim

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The “Olympiad of Photography”: FIAP and the Global Photo-Club Culture, 1950–1965, Alise Tifentale

Dissertations from 2019

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A Series of Acts that Disappear: The Valparaíso School’s Ephemeral Architectures, 1952–1982, Elizabeth Rose Donato

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Added Interpretive Centers at U.S. War Memorials and the Reframing of National History, Jennifer K. Favorite

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Stills of Passage: Photography and Migration in the US-Mexico Borderlands, 1978-1992, Nadiah Rivera Fellah

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Arts et Métiers PHOTO-Graphiques: The Quest for Identity in French Photography between the Two World Wars, Yusuke Isotani

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Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina and the Making of a National Culture, 1880–1930, Lauren A. Kaplan

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The Evolution of the Centaur in Italian Renaissance Art: Monster, Healer, Mentor, and Constellation, Trinity Martinez

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Weaving Modern Forms: Fiber Design in the United States, 1939–1959, Sarah Mills

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The "I" of the Artist-Curator, Natalie Musteata

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Ray Johnson: Collage as Networked "Correspondance", Gillian Pistell

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Mechanical Kingdoms: Sound Technologies and the Avant-Garde, 1928–1933, Lauren Rosati

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Minor Forms, Dismantled Norms: Mediums of Modernism in Pakistan, Gemma Sharpe

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Gendered Subjectivity and Resistance: Brazilian Women’s Performance-for-Camera, 1973–1982, Gillian Sneed

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Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo, 1930–1955, Danielle J. Stewart

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Between the Cracks: From Squatting to Tactical Media Art in the Netherlands, 1979–1993, Amanda S. Wasielewski

Dissertations from 2018

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Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and Its Narrative in the 1920s, Karen K. Barber

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Bloomsbury's Byzantium and the Writing of Modern Art, Elizabeth Sarah Berkowitz

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The Labyrinth and the Cave: Archaic Forms in Art and Architecture of Europe, 1952–1972, Paula Burleigh

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The South Korean “Meta-Avant-Garde,” 1961–1993: Subterfuge as Radical Agency, Sooran Choi

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Creating 1968: Art, Architecture, and the Afterlives of the Mexican Student Movement, Mya B. Dosch

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Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman, Saisha Grayson

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Modern Arts and Pueblo Traditions in Santa Fe, 1909–1931, Elizabeth S. Hawley

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Women’s Suffrage in American Art: Recovering Forgotten Contexts, 1900-1920, Elsie Y. Heung

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Rising Above the Faithful: Monumental Ceiling Crosses in Byzantine Cappadocia, Alice Lynn McMichael

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Visualizing Knowledge in the Illuminated Manuscripts of the Breviari d’amor, Joy Partridge

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Lauretta Vinciarelli in Context: Transatlantic Dialogues in Architecture, Art, Pedagogy, and Theory, 1968-2007, Rebecca Siefert

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Prints on Display: Exhibitions of Etching and Engraving in England, 1770s-1858, Nicole Simpson

Dissertations from 2017

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Open Works: Between the Programmed and the Free, Art in Italy 1962 to 1972, Lindsay A. Caplan

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I. M. Pei, William Zeckendorf, and the Architecture of Urban Renewal, Marci M. Clark

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Posthumanist Animals in Art: France and Belgium, 1972-87, Arnaud Gerspacher

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On London Ground: The Landscape Paintings of Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff, Lee Hallman

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Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States, Cara M. Jordan

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Claude III Audran: Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style, Barbara Laux

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Exhibitions of Outsider Art Since 1947, Christina McCollum

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Mónica Mayer: Translocality and the Development of Feminist Art in Contemporary Mexico, Alberto McKelligan Hernandez

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Merchandise, Promotion, and Accessibility: Keith Haring’s Pop Shop, Amy L. Raffel

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Ludic Conceptualism: Art and Play in the Netherlands, 1959 to 1975, Janna Therese Schoenberger

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Communicationists and Un-Artists: Pedagogical Experiments in California, 1966-1974, Hallie Rose Scott

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Foreign-Born Artists Making “American” Pictures: The Immigrant Experience and the Art of the United States, 1819–1893, Whitney Thompson

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Left and Right: Politics and Images of Motherhood in Weimar Germany, Michelle L. Vangen

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From Design to Completion: The Transformation of U.S. War Memorials on the National Mall, Sara Jane Weintraub

Dissertations from 2016

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Export / Import: The Promotion of Contemporary Italian Art in the United States, 1935–1969, Raffaele Bedarida

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The Emergence of the Bird in Andean Paracas Art. c. 900 BCE - 200 CE, Mary B. Brown

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The Moving Image in Public Art: U.S. and U.K., 1980–Present, Annie Dell'Aria

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Modernism with a Human Face: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in Eastern Europe, 1954-1958, Nikolaos Drosos

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Building in Public: Critical Reconstruction and the Rebuilding of Berlin after 1990, Naraelle Hohensee

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The Bauhaus Wall Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product, Morgan Ridler

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Provisional Capital: National and Urban Identity in the Architecture and Planning of Bonn, 1949-1979, Samuel L. Sadow

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Developing Italy: Photography and National Identity during the Risorgimento, 1839-1859, Beth Saunders

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The Photographic Universe: Vilém Flusser’s Theories of Photography, Media, and Digital Culture, Martha Schwendener

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Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter Egos in Los Angeles of the 1960s, Monica Steinberg

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Nature and Nostalgia in the Art of Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1899), Shannon Vittoria

Dissertations from 2015

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A Merchant-Banker's Ascent by Design: Bartolomeo Bettini's Cycle of Paintings by Michelangelo, Pontormo, and Bronzino for His Florentine Camera, Richard Aste

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On the Fringe of Italian Fascism: An Examination of the Relationship between Vinicio Paladini and the Soviet Avant-Garde, Christina Brungardt

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Let The Record Show: Mapping Queer Art and Activism in New York City, 1986-1995, Tara Jean-Kelly Burk

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Maude I. Kerns: Overlapping Interpretations Of Art And Pedagogy In The Northwest And Along The Pacific Coast, 1890–1932, Mary Helen Burnham

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Contemporary Art and Internationalism at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1952-1988, Rachel Chatalbash

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Los Grupos and the Art of Intervention in 1960s and 1970s Mexico, Arden Decker

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The Hall of Fame for Great Americans: The Evolution of a Forgotten Memorial, Sheila Gerami

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Mobilizing The Collective: Helhesten And The Danish Avant-Garde, 1934-1946, Kerry Greaves

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Death and Photography in East Asia: Funerary Use of Portrait Photography, Jeehey Kim

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Native American Chic: The Marketing Of Native Americans In New York Between The World Wars, Emily Schuchardt Navratil

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The Print Portfolio and the Bourgeoisie in Fin-de-Siècle Paris, Britany Lane Salsbury

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A Light in the Darkness: Argentinian Photography During the Military Dictatorship (1976-1983), Ana Tallone

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The Architecture of Nineteenth-Century Cuban Sugar Mills: Creole Power and African Resistance in Late Colonial Cuba, Lorena Tezanos Toral

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St. Nicholas Magazine: A Portable Art Museum, Mary Frances Zawadzki

Dissertations from 2014

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Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez: Transnationalism and the Development of Modern Art in Costa Rica, Lauran Bonilla-Merchav

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From Berlin to Broadacres: Central European Influence on American Visionary Urbanism, 1910-1935, Margaret Herman

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Italians and the New Byzantium: Lombard and Venetian Architects in Muscovy, 1472-1539, Ellen A. Hurst

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Roma in Lima: Italian Renaissance Influence in Colonial Peruvian Painting, Christa Irwin

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Apotheosis of the Public Realm: Civic Classicism in New York City's Architecture, Paul Andrija Ranogajec

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Maniera Devota/mano Donnesca: Women, Virtue And Visual Imagery During The Counter-Reformation In The Papal States, 1575-1675, Patricia Rocco

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Disseminating Devotion: The Image and Cult of the Black Christ in Colonial Mexico and Central America, Elena FitzPatrick Sifford

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Dynamics and Divisions at the Salons of The Rose-Croix: Statistics, Aesthetic Theories, Practices, and Subjects, Mary Slavkin

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Standard Deviations: Reality, Reproducibility, and Politics in Performance Art since 1989, Jonah Westerman

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A Feminist Inheritance? Questions of Subjectivity and Ambivalence in Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley and Robert Gober, Marisa White-Hartman

Dissertations from 2012

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The Museum of Modern Art's "What Is Modern?" Series, 1938-1969, Jennifer Tobias

Dissertations from 2010

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Modern Time: Photography and Temporality, Kris Belden-Adams

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Colombian Artists in Paris, 1865-1905, Maya Jiménez

Dissertations from 2009

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The Church and Convento of Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, Oaxaca: Art, Politics, and Religion in a Mixtec Village, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries, Alessia Frassani

Dissertations from 2007

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Edward Durell Stone: Perception and Criticism, Mary Anne Hunting

Dissertations from 2006

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Larry Rivers and Frank O'Hara: Reframing Male Sexualities, Dong-Yeon Koh

Dissertations from 2004

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John B. Flannagan (1895-1942): A Reexamination of His Life and Work, Katherine Rangoon Doyle

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Bartolomeo di Tommaso da Foligno, Michael Patrick Johnson

Dissertations from 2002

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Art to Educate: A History of Public Art in the New York City Public Schools, 1890–1976, Michele Cohen

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Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909): Aspects and Issues of a Cosmopolitan Career, Arleen Pancza Graham

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For "The Boys in Blue": The Art Galleries of the Sanitary Fairs, Evdokia Savidou-Terrono

Dissertations from 2000

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Painted Slang: The Caricatural Aspects of French Painting, 1850–1880, Melina V. Kervandjian