Tim Raphael
Director of The Center for Migration and the Global City
Associate Professor
Department of Arts, Culture and Media
Rutgers University-Newark
Tim Raphael is Associate Professor of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers-Newark. As a director, producer, dramaturge, and adapter he has developed over fifty new American plays. He holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and has taught theater, performance studies, and American studies at Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Wesleyan University, Ursinus College, Georgetown University, and the Universidade Aberta in Lisbon, Portugal. His articles have appeared in journals that include The Drama Review, Theatre Journal, and Theater Topics. Recent theater projects include two pieces exploring the immigrant experience (Something to Declare: Tales of Immigration) and the immigrant detention system (Time Without Number) that were developed from oral histories and ethnographies conducted by his students at Rutgers-Newark; Robeson in Space, a Cold War fantasia co-written with composer/performer Guillermo E. Brown; and a folk opera adapted from cultural historian Michael Lesy’s Wisconsin Death Trip. His book, The President Electric: Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Performance, was published by the University of Michigan Press in October 2009.