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. She has also co-curated gallery exhibits on women and pulp fiction and on women’s sound installation art. Her ongoing book projects: "The Demotic Ulysses: How Pulp Fiction Brought Modernism to America" explores the impact of the paperback revolution on censorship, sexuality, audiences and literary taste; "Frida, Miss O'Keefe and M.E.: Fragments on Modernist Women Painters" looks at the reputations of three North American women whose works and lives forged a complex nexus between nationalism, feminism and modernism; "The Times of Space: Women's Installations" charts women's time-based art since the 1970's.