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Department of Art|College of Arts & Sciences

Rachel M. Sailor

Associate Professor, Art History

B.A., Oregon Sate University.
M.A., University of Oregon.
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2007. • VA 103

Rachel Sailor earned her B.A. in Art History from Oregon State University, her M.A. from the University of Oregon, and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2007. She has published a number of articles on the history of photography in the American West, including “Thomas Easterly’s Big Mound Daguerreotypes: A Narrative of Community” Amerikastudien/American Studies, 49.2 (2004); “Performing the Pioneer: The Kolbs, The Grand Canyon and Photographic Self Representation in the 1910s,” The New Mexico Historical Review, 84.2, spring 2009; and “Collecting Indian Portraits: Governor Kirkwood, William Henry Jackson, and the Nineteenth-Century Photographic Album,” Great Plains Quarterly, 34.3, summer 2014. She also recently published her first book: Meaningful Landscapes: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West (UNM Press, 2014). In 2014 Sailor received a Georgia O’Keeffe Research Center Stipend in American Art for a five month residency in conjunction with her new book project: Pictorialism in the American West: 1900-1950.

Previous to the University of Wyoming, Sailor taught at the University of Texas at Tyler. She teaches nineteenth and twentieth-century European art, American art, American Modernism and seminar courses on Art of the American West and American Photography.


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