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H.L.T. Quan

H.L.T. Quan is a political theorist and documentary filmmaker. An Assistant Professor of Justice & Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, and an Affiliate Faculty in African/African American Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, she received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California - Santa Barbara. Her research centers on race, gender, and economic and radical thought. She is currently writing a book about savage developmentalism and its tendentious propensity to secure order and capitalist expansion. This study investigates foreign policy conducts by Japan in military Brazil, the United States in occupied Iraq, and China in Sudan amidst humanitarian disasters. She is also working on a collaborative project on the historical and political development of Black capitalism in the United States, a 17-city comparison.

Quan has produced, hosted and served as a regular correspondent on radio and community access television public affairs programs for almost twenty years. Her work has been published in Social Identities, Race and Class, Meridians, SIGNS, and the edited volumes, Race & Human Rights, and Global Africa.

Quan is also co-founder of QUAD Productions, a non-profit media collective focused on the research, development and production of film and video projects that support and effect progressive social consciousness. QUAD produces short, social justice themed documentaries, provides media training to progressive community organizations and frequently collaborates with local, national and international organizations and individual activists with forward thinking and action. (02/11)


Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama
A film by C.A. Griffith & H.L.T. Quan, 2009, 97 min., Color

Thirteen years, two radical activist all-stars-one conversation. Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis and 89-year-old ...



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