University of Wyoming Scholar Wins Book Award

University of Wyoming Scholar Rachel McLean SailorRachel McLean Sailor, an associate professor of art history at the University of Wyoming, has been named the winner of the Barbara Sudler Award from History Colorado. The award is presented biennially to a woman author of a nonfiction book on a western American topic.

Dr. Sailor is being honored for her book Meaningful Places: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West (University of New Mexico Press, 2014). The author argues that western landscape photography should not focus solely on a handful of well-known photographers but must include a wide range of images from a variety of sources.

Dr. Sailor is a graduate of Oregon State University, where she majored in art history. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Before joining the faculty at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Sailor taught at the University of Texas at Tyler.

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