Director of Humanities and Sciences Rachel Schreiber is a media artist, writer, and cultural historian. Her writings have been widely published, and her visual work in video, digital media, and photography has been exhibited internationally.
Her research interests center on gender and visual culture, with a particular interest in the intersections of class, gender, and ethnicity in representations of labor and activism. Her current photographically based projects use public sites to present highly visible portraits of workers whose labor typically remains invisible within our society.
Schreiber has been teaching media arts, critical theory, and cultural history since 1996. Before coming to CCA she taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
Schreiber's video, photographic, and Internet-based works have been exhibited widely at venues including The New York Video Festival; The World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam; Art in General, New York; The Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley; The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; and the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York.
Her book, Gender, Activism, and a Little Magazine: the Modern Figures of the Masses was released by Ashgate Publishing in 2011, and her new book, Modern Print Activism in the United States is due out in early 2013. Her articles have been published in Feminist Studies, The Journal of Modernist Periodicals, Hyphen Magazine, Afterimage, and the New Art Examiner.