Paul Zinder is an award-winning filmmaker and a published writer in media studies who has taught media production, film and television studies, and screenwriting in Great Britain, Italy, and the United States. His films have been shown at more than eighty festivals around the world, including screenings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2017) and the Los Angeles Film Festival (2008).

Paul edited the collection The Multiple Worlds of Fringe: Essays on the J. J. Abrams’ Science Fiction Series (with Tanya R. Cochran and Sherry Ginn), which was published by McFarland in 2014.

His writing on genre and cult television also appears in Women in the Western (ed. Sue Matheson. Edinburgh University Press, 2020), Justified and Philosophy (eds. Rod Carveth and Robert Arp. Open Court Press, 2015), Contemporary Westerns: Film and Television since 1990 (ed. Andrew Patrick Nelson. Scarecrow Press, 2013),The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire (eds. Paul Stasi and Jennifer Greiman. Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), Investigating Veronica Mars: Essays on the Teen Detective Series (eds. Rhonda V. Wilcox and Sue Turnbull. McFarland, 2011), and Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies (eds. Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown. I.B. Tauris, 2007).

He has presented papers on Awake, Battlestar Galactica, The Descent, I, Tonya, Justified, and Unforgiven at both national and regional conferences of the American Popular Culture Association from 2010 – 2019 and a paper on the British series Strictly Come Dancing at the Guilty Pleasures in Contemporary Television conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2014.