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Hannah Appel

Hannah Appel is a co-founder of Debt Collective, where they organize debtors’ unions using an emancipatory activation of household debt under finance capitalism. Appel is an associate professor and the associate director of the Institute on Inequality + Democracy at the University of California Los Angeles, and co-author (with the Debt Collective) of Can’t Pay Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition (Haymarket Books, 2020). Hannah is also an economic anthropologist interested in transnational capitalism and finance; finance, debt and debtors’ unions; the African continent’s place in global capitalism; the economic imagination; anti-capitalist and abolitionist social movements.

Contributions from Hannah Appel