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Daniel Alvarez

LEO Intermittent Lecturer

Daniel Alvarez

Danny Alvarez (they/them), MSW ‘12, is a passionate facilitator, educator and organizer who has applied social work practices to their work for the last decade. With practices strongly rooted in popular education and intergroup dialogue pedagogy, they have taught, developed and managed programs at both U-M and Stanford University over the last 5 years. Operating from the belief that social transformation is both necessary and possible, Alvarez is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations develop equitable systems, build power and move towards collective liberation. As a consultant and trainer, Alvarez works with corporate groups, nonprofit partners and movement organizations on themes including creating trans inclusive workplaces, strategic planning and change management, identifying and dismantling systems of white supremacy, and navigating conflict by recognizing and working with power dynamics. Most recently Alvarez worked at Stanford University Queer Student Resources developing curriculum and managing programs focused on the needs of queer and trans students of color.

Contact Information

(734) 936-1875alvardi@umich.eduUniversity of Michigan
Program on Intergroup Relations, Common Ground
1214 S University, Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Year Degree   School
2012 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2008 BA African American Studies Earlham College, Richmond, IN

Fall 2021

Course Catalog

Theories and Practices for Community Action and Social Change SW305

Instructor: Daniel Alvarez
Time: Tue 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 3816 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Engaging Social Justice, Diversity, and Oppression in Social Work SW505

Instructor: Daniel Alvarez
Time: Mon 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: B770 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Winter 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW401 003 Community Action and Social Change Integrative Capstone Experience View Course
SW638 003 Theories and Principles of Socially Just Policies View Course

Fall 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW504 008 Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work View Course
SW504 017 Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work View Course

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