Doctoral Degree / PhD Dissertations


Marvin Anderson
Adviser: Meredith Clausen
“The Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and Academic Ideals in Early Twentieth-Century American Architecture”

Lucienne Dorrance Auz
Adviser: Patricia Failing, Estelle Lingo
“Wayfarer, Radical and Innovator: Germano Celant’s role as a contemporary art historian and critic within the international art scene from 1963 to the present”

Alexis Culotta
Adviser: Stuart Lingo
“Finding Rome in Rome: Reexamining Raphael’s Transformation Through His Roles at the Villa Farnesina”

Daniele di Lodovico
Advisers: Stuart Lingo, Estelle Lingo, Ivan Drpic
“Wooden Sculptures and the Making of Devotion in Central Italy of the XII-XV Centuries”

Kimberly E. Hereford
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“Altered States: Sleep, Sickness, Spirituality and Victorian Visions of Femininity”

Darlene Martin
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“An Alternate Aestheticism: Japonisme and Popular Imagery in Britain, America and France, 1860-1910″

Lauren Palmor
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“Shadows and Light: Seeing Senescence in American and British Genre Painting, c. 1850-1910″

Sarah Titus
Advisers: Peg Laird, Ili Nagy
“Genetrix et mater superstitionum: The bulla as apotropaic device in Etruscan votives”

Amanda Waterman
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“Neo-Victorianism: The Final Generations”


Winter 2014

Barbara Johns, PhD
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“Place and Identity in the Work of Three Japanese American Artists: Kenjiro Nomura, Kamekichi Tokita, and Takuichi Fujii”

Autumn 2013

Dana Garvey, PhD
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“Edwin Lord Weeks: An American Artist in British India”

Winter 2012

Nadia Jankinsky-Horrell, PhD
Adviser: Robin Wright
“Alaska Native Artistic Revitalization”

Jayme Yahr, PhD
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“The Art of the Century: Richard Watson Gilder, the Gilder Circle, and the Rise of American Modernism”

Velma Yamashita, PhD
Adviser: Rene Bravmann
“The Storyboards of Palau: Cultural Expressions from Micronesia”

Spring 2012

Melanie Enderle, PhD
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“The True, New, Newer, Not-So-New, and Blue Woman Onstage in American Painting, 1880-1940”

John Impert, PhD
Adviser: Susan Casteras
“Hidden in Plain Sight: Northwest Impressionism, 1910-1935”