Paula Carabell

Lecturer of Art History
Ph.D. Columbia University


Paula Carabell received her Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University in 1994, with a dissertation entitled, “Image-Making and Identity, Two Case Studies: Michelangelo and Titian” and has made scholarly contributions in both the fields of the Italian Renaissance and Contemporary Art. Recent publications include, “The Figura Serpentinata: Becoming over Being in the Work of Michelangelo,” Artibus et Historiae, “Photography and Redemption: History, Theology and Artistic Practice in Thomas Struth’s Early Cityscapes,” RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, “Architectural Narrative as Redemptive Form: A Postmodern Revisionist Strategy,” in Architectural Strategies in Contemporary Art, Ashgate, “Dan Graham, Reality Television and the Vicissitudes of Surveillance,” Visual Culture in Britain; “Photography, Phonography and the Missing Object,” Perspectives in New Music; “Sound and Time in the Films of Tacita Dean,” Parkett. Her research centers upon the dialectics of spectatorship, acts of surveillance, the phenomenological significance of the two-dimensional depiction of architectural form and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Professor Carabell is an experienced and knowledgeable lecturer and has worked at such institutions as the Rhode Island School of Design, University of California, San Diego and Florida Atlantic University. She currently teaches at Rutgers University, Pratt Institute the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.