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Daniel Garrett, Ph.D.

Daniel Garrett, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Garrett is an author, photographer, political scientist, and visual sociologist documenting Chinese security politics and securitization of Hong Kong. He has a nearly 20 year engagement with the city and is a photographic contributor to Hong Kong Free Press. Since 2011, he has documented over 600 demonstrations, marches, protests, and rallies and several elections in the Special Administrative Region (SAR). Most recently, he spent five weeks in the territory observing and photographing political developments surrounding the 30th Anniversary of the Tinanamen Square Massacre, the 22nd Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, and the historic anti-extradition Liberate Hong Kong protests. A doctoral graduate of City University of Hong Kong, Garrett’s dissertation investigated the power politics of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ under the People’s Republic’s new National Security with Chinese Characteristics framework and the escalating conflicts between China and Hong Kong. His first book, Counter-Hegemonic Resistance in China’s Hong Kong: Visualizing Protest in the City, interrogated the Region’s Pre-Umbrella Revolution protest culture. A second monograph, investigating Chinese and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s enemification and securitzation of Hong Kong protests and protesters, and related regime militarization of SAR protest policing in the post-Umbrella-era is in process.