Doctoral Dissertations in Progress

  • Behan, Antonia. “The Brain of the Machine”: Ethel Mairet’s Textile Laboratory.
  • Bogansky, Amy. The Merchant’s Middlemen: Factors, Supercargoes, and the Praxis of Exchange in the Early Modern Atlantic World.
  • Brennan, Christine. The Brummer Gallery and Its Impact on the Market for Medieval Art and Collectors in Twentieth-Century Paris and New York.
  • DeGregorio, William. Objectifying Dress: Collecting Historic Costume in the United States, 1920-1970.
  • Denney, Joyce. The Story of Troy Finds a Home in Macau: A Set of Multicultural Embroidered Hangings of the Seventeenth Century.
  • Eisenbarth, Erin. Imagining the Founding Fathers: Luther & DeLancey Kountze’s Collection of Washingtoniana.
  • Hannah, Caroline. Henry Varnum Poor, Crow House, Craft and Design.
  • Israel, Mei-Ling. Circles, Bees, and Threads: Traditional Craft Communities and the Digital.
  • Jensen, Hadley. Shaped by the Camera: Navajo Weavers and the Photography of Making in the American Southwest, 1880-1945.
  • Keagle, Matthew. “An Uniform Is Granted by All to be Absolutely Necessary”: A Cultural History of Military Dress in the Revolutionary Atlantic.
  • Larsen, Christian. Aquarela do Brasil: Transnational Flows of Brazilian Design and Material Culture.
  • Lu, Pengliang. Chinese Bronzes of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).
  • McCormick, Heather Jane. Woodcarvers in the City of New York: A Study in Craft Change, 1820-1880.
  • McMahon, Elizabeth. “Robes of Court and Palace”: Dress and Queenship at the Court of Henry VIII, 1509-1547.
  • Nelson-Berry, Meredith. Golden Catenae—Form and Function: Body Chains and Elite Erotic Dress in the Roman World.
  • Perers, Maria. From History to Home: Changing Values in the Politics, Architecture and Design of Apartment Living in Sweden, 1960-2010
  • Perry, Rebecca. Problematic Bodies: Dressing Pre-Adolescent Girls in the United States, 1930-1965.
  • Rado, Mei. Xiyang Textiles in the Eighteenth-Century Qing Imperial Court: Fabrication, Display, and Representation of the West.
  • Riegler, Shax. Mario Praz: Scholar and Collector of Things.
  • Rivas Perez, Jorge. Venezuelan Mid-Century Modern Design: Miguel Arroyo and His Circle, c.1945-1965.
  • Sanchez Gomez, Antonio. An Exotic Object and Its Places: The Thor Washing Machine in Barranquilla and Bogota (1906-1920).
  • Sandler Perten, Rebecca. Implications of Mass Production for the Consumption of Jewish Ritual Objects by American Jewry, 1880-1980.
  • Shinn, Masako. The Expression of Vernacular Elements in Contemporary Japanese Interior Architecture.
  • St. George, Elizabeth. A “Beautiful Household” for Czechoslovakia: Krásná jizba and Notions of Modern Living, 1927-1938.
  • Tredway, Tom. Dinner at Tiffany’s: Van Day Truex and Post-War American Design.