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Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray

Executive Director

Daniel Murray is Executive Director at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. At CCSRE, Daniel develops opportunities to bring together social justice work, political engagement, academic research and pedagogy. He oversees the Center's strategic planning, communications, development, and public scholarship initiatives. Dr. Murray completed his PhD in the Program in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford in 2016. His dissertation, “Radical Democratic Action: Movement, Institution, and the Development of Constituent Power” 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, Solidarity and Racial Justice, Grassroots Community Organizing, Allyship, and The Rhetoric of Protest.  He previously served as CCSRE's Director of Community Engaged Learning. His areas of expertise include community engagement, social movements, democratic theory. He lives in San Leandro with his partner and two daughters.