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raphael raphael

disability studies  + 
digital film + transmedia




Raphael is a film and media scholar focusing on representation of disability in film and media and disability studies and history.

He is a faculty member at the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and serves as editor-in-chief 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). Raphael is also a contributing writer to the Encyclopedia of American Disability History by Susan Burch (Editor), Paul K. Longmore (Foreword) (Facts on File, 2009).

He has also written on Educational Technology including co-authoring Let's Get Social: The Educator's Guide to Edmodo (with G. Carlson (ISTE, 2015). Raphael lectures and provides keynotes on disability and film and media, and his scholarship is also informed by his own practice as a filmmaker and transmedia/performing artist.

Additionally, he 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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