Raphael M. Eissa


Raphael Eissa is an Egyptian-USian with Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Georgia, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Global Institute for Human Rights. He currently supports the Justice Beyond Punishment Collaborative at the Center for Justice, which seeks to challenge the narrative that punishment and incarceration are effective responses to violent offenses. Raphael is a dedicated organizer who advocates for oppressed peoples around the world, from Ferguson to Gaza, and is also a self-identified writer and poet, who explores identity, belonging, and radical hope. He has attended the Red Clay Writing Project’s Summer Institute, a site of the National Writing Project at the University of Georgia, Athens, and is a National Writing Project Teacher-Consultant.