Tim Raphael is Professor of Theater and Director of the
. He has devised, directed and produced over fifty theatrical productions at venues that include The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, Theater For A New Audience and New York Theater Workshop. He has also written extensively about the intersection of politics, popular culture and performance for a wide variety of journals, and in the book
. He holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and has taught theater, performance studies, and American Studies at Ursinus College, Dartmouth College, Wesleyan University, Georgetown University, and the Universidade Aberta in Lisbon, Portugal. He has won several awards for his teaching including The Rutgers Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. His current project,
, is a multidisciplinary investigation of immigrant life that “publishes” its findings through multimedia storytelling. Newest Americans is a collaboration between Rutgers University-Newark faculty and students,
, a visual documentary collective representing two dozen of the world’s most accomplished photo-journalists, and
, an award-winning documentary media production company.