Gillian Sneed is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where her research interests include contemporary Latin American art, women's performance and media art practices, and global conceptualism. She has taught courses on modern and contemporary art at the New School Parsons, the City College of New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, and she has written for The Brooklyn Rail, Women's Art Journal, Flash Art, and Art in America online, as well as the Center for the Humanities Blog.

She was a 2018-19 Lost & Found Archival Research Fellow researching The Correspondence between Bernadette and Rosemary Mayer.