Rachel Schreiber,
MFA, PhD

Who I am & contact




I am a cultural historian, artist, and designer. I currently serve as Executive Dean at Parsons School of Design at The New School (New York City), where I am also University Professor of Art, Media, and Cultural History.

My historical research focuses on: gender and labor activism; graphic satire of the modernist radical press in the United States; visual and print culture; and feminist biography. In my visual practice, I explore similar themes, mostly in photo-based works that employ portraiture. Biography and portraiture are strategies I use to illuminate the lives of individuals who make important contributions, but who are not themselves famous or perform labor that is invisible.

As an academic, I have been a faculty member and administrator in higher education in art and design for over 26 years.

I hold an MA and PhD in US Gender History from Johns Hopkins University; an MFA in Photography and Writing from the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia); and a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

My full cv can be found at this link.

The best way to contact me is through LinkedIn or direct message on Twitter.