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.


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