digital film + transmedia
Raphael is a film and media scholar focusing on representation of disability in film and media. He is a faculty member at the Center on Disability Studies at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he also serves as editor of the peer reviewed, open access journal Review of Disability Studies. He is also co-editor with Sophia Siddique of Transnational Horror Cinema: Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). His writing also appears in Modern Language Association's Teaching Film (2012), and he is the co-editor of Transnational Stardom: International Celebrity in Film and Popular Culture (with Russell Meeuf) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
He also writes on issues in Educational Technology and co-authored (with Ginger Carlson) Let's Get Social: The Educator's Guide to Edmodo (ISTE, 2015). Raphael lectures on disability and film and media and his scholarship is also informed by his own practice as a filmmaker and transmedia performing artist.
He also has served as visiting professor at the Akira Kurosawa School of Film at Anaheim University as well as Escuela de Cine y Artes Visuales de Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City.
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