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Dr. Reilley Bishop-Stall is a settler Canadian art historian whose research is centered on Indigenous and settler representational histories, contemporary art and visual culture with a specific focus lens-based media, archival ethics, anticolonial and activist art. Reilley received her PhD from McGill University and was awarded the university’s Arts Insights Dissertation Award for the year’s most outstanding dissertation in the Humanities. Her work as been published in a number of books and peer-reviewed journals including Photography & Culture, Art Journal Open, and The Journal of Art Theory and Practice. She has held a Horizon Postdoctoral fellowship with the Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership: The Pilimmaksarniq/Pijariuqsarniq Project, and is currently Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. 

Areas of Research

  • Historical and contemporary photography and lens-based media
  • Contemporary art and visual culture
  • Canadian art (historical and contemporary)
  • Indigenous and settler colonial representational histories
  • Anticolonialism and critical race theory
  • Activist art and artistic activism
  • Archival practice and ethics
  • Media ethics and photojournalism
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