Quill, Lawrence

Chair, Political Science


Preferred: lawrence.quill@sjsu.edu


Preferred: 408 924 5563

Dr. Lawrence Quill joined the faculty at San José State in 2005. He has a special interest in political theory and was a contributor to both The Routledge Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought (London, Routledge, 2001), and The Routledge Encyclopedia of British Culture (London, Routledge, 2003). He is the author of Liberty after Liberalism (London, Macmillan, 2006), Civil Disobedience: (Un)Common Sense in Mass Democracies (London, Macmillan, 2009), and Secrets and Democracy: From Arcana Imperii to WikiLeaks (London, Macmillan, 2014). In 2015 he will be a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge University, at the Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (C.R.A.S.S.H). His current research focuses on the politics and ethics of leaking, and political theories of conspiracy.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Essex, U.K., 2000