Political Theorist, Filmmaker, Associate Professor in the School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University
H. L. T. Quan is a political theorist, an award winning filmmaker, and an Associate Professor in the School of Social Transformation at ASU. Her research centers on movements for justice, and race, gender & radical thought. Her monograph (2012), Growth Against Democracy is a radical critique of modern development thought and policies. Her current book project, Against Tyranny: Ungovernability and Tools for Democratic Living explores will-full resistance to various forms of governing. Through QUAD Productions, C. A. Griffith and Quan produced/directed short and feature documentaries such as Mountains That Take Wing/Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama: A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation, América’s Home, a film about gentrification and displacement in Puerto Rico, and most recently, Bad Form: Queer, Broke & Amazing – a film about LGBTQ+ people and the struggles for economic justice in the United States. Quan is the editor of the recent collection of essays by Cedric J. Robinson: On Racial Capitalism, Black Internationalism, and Cultures of Resistance (Pluto Press, 2019). In 2020, she served as the Editor in Residence for the justice-related Praxis Center Blog, where robust theory+informed practice is featured.