Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray

Areas of Interest
Political Theory, Social Movements, Radical Politics, Community-Engaged Scholarship


Daniel’s research examines the relationship between social movements and radical democracy. His dissertation compares and evaluates the ways in which the Occupy and Black Power movements have sought to institute the commons as a form of radical democratic action. As a fellow at Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service, Daniel is designing and coordinating a new social justice-focused pre-orientation experience for incoming freshman, focusing on food justice and community service. Daniel’s teaching has included courses on political theory, social movements, rhetoric, global justice and political cinema.  He lives in Oakland with his partner and one-year-old daughter.


Democratic Insurrection: Constructing the Common in Global Resistance,” Millennium: Journal of International Relations, 39, 2 (2010): 461-482.


2013-2014 Haas Center for Public Service, Graduate Public Service Fellowship