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raphael raphael

digital film + transmedia




Raphael is a film and media scholar focusing on representation of disability in film 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). Raphael lectures on disability and film and media at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he is also Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Review of Disability Studies. His scholarship is also informed by his own practice as a filmmaker and digital 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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