Paula Rabinowitz's research, teaching and training are in the areas of American materialist feminist cultural studies. Her work considers the interlocking roles of cinema, photography, painting in and through twentieth century literature. She focuses on contemporary and modernist American women’s art and literature; her work explores hidden histories within working-class, pulp and popular cultures. Her articles and chapters on literary radicalism and film theory appear in many journals, anthologies and encyclopedia, such as the Cambridge Companion to American Modernism, Encyclopedia of Documentary Film (Routledge), Modernism, Inc. (NYU); recent essays on art and culture have appeared in NY Arts, PAJ, Social Text, Legacy, Cineaste, Film International, Women’s Studies Quarterly, T/Here and have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Chinese. Between 2003 and 2006, she was Project Director of VG/Voices from the Gaps, an award-winning international website on the Art and Writing of North American Women of Color comprised of student and professional writing. Her books include THEY MUST BE REPRESENTED: THE POLITICS OF DOCUMENTARY and BLACK & WHITE & NOIR: AMERICA'S PULP MODERNISM. She has also co-curated gallery exhibits on women and pulp fiction and on women’s sound installation art. Her ongoing book projects: "American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street" explores the impact of the paperback revolution on censorship, sexuality, audiences and literary taste; HABITS OF BEING is a four-volume edited series of essay on clothin, fashion, dress and identity, co-edited with Cristina Giorcelli (University of Minnesota Press); "The Durations of Space: Women's Installations" charts women's time-based art since the 1970's.