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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. He 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, The Rhetoric of Protest, Political Theory for Political Action, Solidarity and Racial Justice, and Grassroots Community Organizing. At CCSRE, Daniel develops opportunities to bring together social justice work, political engagement, academic research and pedagogy. His areas of expertise include community engagement, social movements, democratic theory, and race and ethnicity. He plays banjo and fiddle, and is exploring new research on race and the history of string-band music in the U.S. He lives in San Leandro with his partner and two daughters, Simone and Myles.