Victoria Restler / Urban Education

Graduate Student Researcher

Victoria Restler

Victoria Restler is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and doctoral candidate in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Since 2002 she has worked in schools, juvenile justice facilities, galleries, neighborhoods and nonprofits to address social issues through participatory art-making. She is a Communication Fellow at Baruch’s Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute and a founding member of The Collaborative Seeing Studio. Victoria is a recipient of several awards and fellowships including a Graduate Center Dissertation-Year Fellowship (2015-16). Her multimodal dissertation explores the visual culture of teacher evaluation by zooming in on the images and experiences of educators grappling with new evaluation policies.