Raphael is a film and media scholar focusing on the relationship of the body and media. He is co-editor with Sophia Siddique of the book 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). Dr. Raphael lectures at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he is also Associate Editor, creative works and multimedia, for the international journal Review of Disability Studies. His scholarship is also informed by his own practice as a digital artist.
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