Alumni Publications

Curators, scholars, teachers, and cultural leaders, our alumni pursue a startling array of research projects; from baseball stadiums to fine art, from ancient civilizations to avant-garde performance, from religious ritual to folk traditions, and from object-centered to theory-based analyses. Here is a selection of books published by alumni going back to the beginnings of the department and across a range of subfields:

Author Title, Publisher, & Publication Date
Kristin Anderson
PhD, 2008
How (Not) to Build a Ballpark: The 1884 Minneapolis Grounds
Phoenix: Society for American Baseball Research, 2012
Deanna Bendix
PhD, 1992
Diabolical Designs: Paintings, Interiors, and Exhibitions of James McNeill Whistler
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995
Rebecca Brown
PhD, 1999
Gandhi’s Spinning Wheel and the Making of India
London: Routledge, 2010
Betty Bright
PhD, 2000
No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America, 1960-1980
New York: Granary Books; D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2005
Nina Cichocki Ergin
PhD, 2005
Bathing Culture of Anatolian Civilizations: Architecture, History, and Imagination
Paris: Leuven, 2011
Colleen Denney
PhD, 1990
Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England: My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered
Farnham: Ashgate, 2009
Deepali Dewan
PhD, 2001
Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs: Towards a Transcultural History of Photography
Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum Press, 2012
Erika Doss
PhD, 1983
Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991
Charles Eldredge
PhD, 1971
C. Georgia O'Keeffe: American and Modern
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993
Atreyee Gupta
PhD, 2011
The Global, The Local, The Contemporary, The Collaborative., in Deborah S. Hutton and Rebecca M. Brown, eds. Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500–Present
New York: Routledge, 2016
Adam Harris
PhD, 2000
Wildlife in American Art: Masterworks from the National Museum of Wildlife Art
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009
Joel Hollander
PhD, 1995
Coloured Political Lithographs as Irish Propaganda: Warrior Artists and the Battle for Home Rule, 1879-1886
Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellon Press, 2007
Deborah Hutton
PhD, 2000
Art of the Court of Bijapur
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006
Robert Jacobsen
PhD, 1984
Historical and Literary Evidence for Stylistic Change in Early Chinese Bronzes: The Pillsbury Collection
Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1989
Julie L'Enfant
PhD, 1996
William Rossetti's Art Criticism: The Search for Truth in Victorian Art
Lanham: University Press of America, 1999 
Brian Madigan
PhD, 1982
The Ceremonial Sculptures of the Roman Gods
Leiden: Brill, 2013
Elizabeth Menon Mix
PhD, 1994
Evil by Design: The Creation and Marketing of the Femme Fatale
Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2006
Eileen Michels and Dale Milfinger
PhD, 1971
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1995
Lisa Dickinson Michaux
PhD, 2001
Herschel V. Jones: The Imprint of a Great Collector
Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2006
Andrea Nelson
PhD, 2007
The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art; New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015
Marion Nelson
PhD, 1974
Norwegian Folk Art: The Migration of a Tradition
New York: Abbeville Press; Oslo: Museum of American Folk Art Edition, 1995
Edward Olszewski
PhD, 1974
Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings
London: Harvey Miller, 2008
Sugata Ray
PhD, 2012
Water is a Limited Commodity: Ecological Aesthetics in the Little Ice Age, Mathura, ca. 1614, in Liquescent Materiality: Water in Global South Asia
New Delhi: Routledge, 2017
Adair Rounthwaite
PhD, 2013
Asking the Audience: The Affective Politics of Participation in New York
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017
Joan Rothfuss
MA, 1992
Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman
Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2014