Ada Cohen's research has focused on the era of Alexander the Great and the impact of Alexander's imagery. She has also worked on topics in Near Eastern and prehistoric art; sexuality and the construction of pictorial identity; travel and landscape; as well as the depiction of childhood and the family in ancient art. Her current book project is titled "He pais kalé":Beauty, Ugliness, and the Ancient Greek Woman. Other titles include Art in the Era of Alexander the Great: Paradigms of Manhood and their Cultural Traditions (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), Assyrian Reliefs From the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II: A Cultural Biography (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2010), ed. with S. E. Kangas, Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy (Hesperia Supplement 41, Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2007), ed. with J. B. Rutter, and The Alexander Mosaic: Stories of Victory and Defeat (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997).