MA theses

  • Barbara Jaffee: "Reviewing Postmodernism: Paradigm Shifts in American Art Criticism of the 1980’s" 1992
  • Robert W. Blythe: "Morton Grove, Illinois, and the 1950s Metropolitan Development" 1992
  • Ilana Vardy: "Isidore Isou and the Letterist Search for Utopia" 1992
  • Sherry M. Richmond: "Hull House and the Chicago Arts and Crafts Movement" 1993
  • Thomas C. Roth: "The Architecture of Edward Robert Humrich" 1993
  • Robert M. Devendorf: "Female Trouble: Pompadour Rococo and the Politics of Gender in 18th-Century France" 1995
  • J. Phillip Gruen: "The Festival Ballparks: Baseball and the New Image of the Center City" 1995
  • Lisa M. Kahn: "The Hairy Who: A Comic Book Communique" 1995
  • Marie-Christine Falkenholm: "Louis IX of France: Patronage and the Foundations of the Cult of Saint Louis" 1996
  • Elaine Haldeman: "Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the Milieu of the 1970s: The Rise of an Art Community" 1996
  • Anita Skarpathiotis:"Dimitrios Pikionis and the Issue of Greek Identity" 1996
  • Thomas Skwerski: "Generous and Terrible Both: Dzunukwa, the Wild Woman of the Forest, and her Representation in Kwaikutl Art" 1996
  • Charissa Terranova: "Space Alienation: an Investigation of Henri Lefebvre’s Theory of Social Space" 1996
  • Yvette S. Brackman: "Elisabeth Hawes, Vavara Stepanova and Andrea Zittel: Three Approaches to Clothing Design" 1997
  • Laurel Fredrickson: "A Good-for-Nothing Huguenot: Robert Filliou’s Upside-down World" 1997
  • Susan Jarosi: "Ouch! Andy, That Looks Like It Hurts (Andy Warhol)" 1997
  • Elisabeth Kessler: "Caspar David Friedrich and Fichtean Subjectivity" 1997
  • Margaret Klinkow: "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Art and Craft of the Machine, 1897-1902" 1997
  • Melissa Rosengard: "Rays of Glory: Religion in American Luminist Landscape Painting" 1997
  • Courtenay Smith: "Postmodernity and the Collapse of Low and High: Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! and the Art of Tom Friedman" 1997
  • Lucy A. Sullivan: "Art for the Public: Jacques-Louis David, 1785-1794" 1997
  • Jeanne Hankins: "Strangers in the Public Sphere: The work of Photographer Garry Winogrand" 1998
  • Thomas Jackman: "The Sacred Mountain and its Transformation" 1999
  • Roberta G. Katz: "Thomas Cole: Paintings from The Last of the Mohicans" 1999
  • Elizabeth D. Olton: "The Murals from Tulum Structures 5 and 16: Portrait of late Post-Classic Maya Cosmology" 1999
  • Margaret H. Denny: "Identity and Difference: A Study of Contemporary Photographic Portraiture" 2000
  • Luke G. Erickson:"A New Look at the Old Urbanism: An Analysis of the Los Angeles Transportation Planning Documents, 1924-1941" 2000
  • Analisa P. Leppanen: "Upside-Down and Inside-Out: The Carnivalesque in the Works of Francisco Goya" 2000
  • Marcy Stamper: "Contested Public Spaces: A History of Commemorative Monuments and the Controversies that surround them" 2000
  • Heidi Galles: "The Search for Sacredness: Contemporary Roman Catholic Church Architecture in the United States" 2001
  • Jennifer L. Gray: "Engineers and Architects" 2001
  • Carmen C. Niekrasz: "T.H. Benton and the American Rhetoric of Realism" 2001
  • Sarah B. Thomssen: "Odilon Redon: The Severed Head of Salvation" 2001
  • Elliott Weiss: "Packaging Jewishness: Toward an Iconology of Kosher Package Labels" 2001
  • Tamsen S. Anderson: "Wrightwood: The Development of a Chicago Block, 1835-1995" 2002
  • Dasha Dekleva: "Max Neuhaus: Sound Vectors" 2003
  • Colleen Thorne: "Winning Isn’t Everything: Fluxus Play, Games, and Gags in the Era of the Spectacle" 2003
  • Andreas Fischer: "Unlikeness as Condition: Painting and the Real" 2003
  • Morgan Mills: "Architecture of Identity: Nationalism in Meiji Period Japan (1868-1912)" 2004
  • Shelly Roman: "Art in Motion: The Philosophy and Paintings of Robert Henri"  2004
  • Gimo Yi: "Marcel Duchamp: Reconciliation of Art and Logic" 2004
  • Sarah Jesse: "Ernesto Neto: Engaging the Mind & Body" 2004
  • Kristina Dziedzic Wright: "Ethnic Identities and Cultural Commoditization in the Jua Kali Art World of Lamu, Kenya" 2005
  • Kathleen Skolnik: "Nicolas Le Camuse De Mezieres and the Architectural Genius of Sir John Soane" 2005
  • Stefanie Shanebrook: "Bet It All on Red: A Critical Analysis of Native American Casino Design" 2005
  • Mary Gustaitis: "Defying Ben Shahn" 2006
  • Michael Kowski Jr.: "Burbank, IL The Development of a Chicago Suburb" 2006
  • Amy Grossman: "Sterlac and Orlan, Extended Towards Immanence" 2006
  • Alice Ireland: "The Arts and Crafts Movement in Chicago: Conservative Ideology Emancipating Women" 2006
  • Ruth Nelson: Conflict and Resolution on Gilded Age Grandeur: The Artistic Program of the Marquette Building Interior" 2007
  • Elizabeth Holland: "Calamitous Photographs of War: Persuading the American Viewer" 2007
  • Chaz Olajide: "Fashion and Meaning in Late 19th Century American and French Portraiture and Fiction" 2007
  • Douglas Sichmeller: "The Ferus Gallery" 2007
  • Robert Sherer: "Dynamic Theory: The Challenge to Architectural Permanence in the 20th Century" 2008
  • Rebecca Beachy: "Looking at Columbine: Trauma, Affect, and Disaster Photography" 2009
  • Valerie Rangel: "Archigram: Tailoring the Future" 2009
  • Jonathan Kinkley: "The Postnational Sodalities of Second Life: An Iconographic Approach" 2009
  • Candice Weber: "The Artifact Piece and the Museum: James Luna’s Critique of Ethnographic and Cultural Authority" 2009 
  • Milagros I. Crespo: "Figuring Change: The Newberry Library Late Nineteenth Century Kiowa Ledger Book Drawings" 2009
  • Kate Gustafson: "A Sense of Place: Constructing Pilgrimage Sites in Medieval Canterbury" 2010
  • Heather Lundy: "Knot Just a Twisted Cord: Reconnecting the Cosmic Umbilicus in the Maya Iconographical Repertoire" 2010
  • Megan Lundy: "There’s no Place Like Home: Architectural Expression in Afro-Mexican Communities" 2011
  • Savannah Esquivel: "The Retablo Commission of San Miguel, Huejotzingo: A Case Study in Constructing the Sacred" 2011 
  • Marissa Howard Baker: "Embodied and Situated: Kerry James Marshall’s Formulations of Blackness in the Garden Project Series" 2011
  • Elizabeth Sanderson: “Post Black Male: Blurring the Color Line” 2012
  • Andrew Belongea: “The Rules of Certainty: A History of Rational Connoisseurship” 2012
  • Jessica Warchall: “Iconographic Schemes of the Center and the Margins ofa Fifteenth Century Rouen Book of Hours” 2012
  • Mary Davis: “Let’s Make a Deal: Using Alasitas to Bargain with the Pachamama” 2012 
  • Deanna Ledezma: “The Further the Distance the Tighter the Knot: Mourningand Sentimental Jewelry in 19th Century America” 2012
  • Jennifer Pearson: “Technoculture and Education Design in the Museum” 2012
  • Serena Washington: “A Matter of Taste: The Legitimization of Fashion as Art in La Gazette du Bon Ton” 2013
  • Sarah Yost: “Shared Symbols and Cultural Identity: The Goddess Tyche on Coins from the Roman Province of Syria” 2013
  • Claire Spadafora: “Tourists into Teachers: The Rise of the British Cicerone. British Travel and Collecting, c. 1597-1720” 2015