Daniel Murray

Associate Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
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Radical Democratic Action: Movement, Institution, and the Development of Constituent Power
Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray is Associate Director at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University, where he oversees strategic planning, fundraising and development, programming and communications. He completed his PhD in the Program in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford in 2016. His dissertation develops a theory and strategy of social transformation that integrates movement strategy and the development of democratic institutions to meet critical community-identified needs. He was a Graduate Public Service Fellow at the Haas Center for Public Service and has taught classes at Stanford since 2010 including, The Rhetoric of Protest, Political Theory for Political Action, Solidarity and Racial Justice, and Grassroots Community Organizing. As an activist-scholar, Daniel continues to search for ways to bring together social justice work, academic research, and pedagogy. His areas of expertise include community engagement, social movements, democratic theory, and race and ethnicity. He lives in San Leandro with his partner and two daughters, Simone and Myles.