Tim RaphaelCo-Founder & Director, Newest Americans

Image: Co-Founder & Director, Tim Raphael. c/o Tamara Fleming


Dr. Raphael is the director of the Newest Americans project, which he co-founded with Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur.

He is a Professor in the Arts, Culture and Media Department at Rutgers-Newark, and the founding director of the Center for Migration and the Global City, an incubator for multidisciplinary scholarship on (im)migration and civic engagement with immigrant communities in the Newark region. CMGC conducts research and produces educational curriculum and public humanities programming in collaboration with local immigrant communities and the organizations that support them.

He is also a theater director, producer, deviser and adapter who has developed more than 50 new American plays. He has written extensively on the intersection of politics and performance and is the author of The President Electric: Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Performance, which examines Reagan’s immersion in radio, film and television to understand how the techniques and technologies of electronic media have transformed American politics and political representation.