Raphael Raphael


Raphael Raphael (Ph.D., University of Oregon; MFA, Plymouth University; Master's, Teachers College, Columbia University) is a film and media scholar who also lectures at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His work frequently looks at making connections between genre, culture and disability. His most recent book, Transnational Horror Cinema: Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque (2017), with Sophia Siddique, looks at intersections of the horror genre, disability and trauma across borders. Other writing includes Transnational Stardom: International Celebrity in Film and Popular Culture (2013) with Russell Meeuf and contributions to the Encyclopedia of American Disability History. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Creative Works and Multimedia for the Review of Disability Studies. Raphael's work on pedagogy also includes writing on teaching film and disability studies in Modern Language Association's Teaching Film (2012) and social media learning in Let's Get Social: The Educator's Guide to Edmodo, with Ginger Carlson (2015). He has coordinated and directed educational technology programs with institutions in Asia, Europe and the United States. His scholarship in film, technology and media is also informed by his own practice as transmedia artist, and he has exhibited his work, including augmented reality and found footage installations as well as short films, in the United States and Europe. He is currently working on a book making connections between disability studies and film studies. Dr. Raphael tweets on issues in film and technology @raphaelspeak.

Message from Raphael Raphael, Ph.D.

Hello and welcome to the Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute at Anaheim University, which was inspired by the unique, visionary artist and philanthropist Carrie Hamilton. Like its namesake, this innovative BA in Communications program develops artists who are prepared to make an impact in an ever-evolving industry.

The Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute gives students the opportunity to learn by doing as they develop their own creative voice across a variety of forms and media. Students in this exciting new program develop their crafts through practical coursework, interfacing with industry professionals through the “Live from Hollywood” series, and trying new things.

As an interdisciplinary artist, Carrie Hamilton served as an important artistic hub, bringing together diverse, creative people to collaborate and grow. It is our hope that this program designed in her honor will likewise provide curious students of diverse interests and backgrounds a safe place to build their own craft and network as they develop engaged practices as creative professionals and artists.

We are delighted you are taking this first step in developing your own unique voice to make a contribution and impact.

Raphael Raphael, Ph.D.
Director, Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute