Danny Alvord

Ph.D. Program
Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Menjívar
Social Thought and Research Journal, co-editor
Primary office:
733 Fraser Hall

Areas of Specialization

Political Sociology; Fiscal Sociology; Globalization; Immigration; Race and Ethnic Relations


Danny Alvord is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Kansas with research interests in political and fiscal sociology, globalization, migration, race/ethnicity, and social theory. Broadly, Danny is interested in racial and migrant incorporation and how diversity (and philosophies of diversity) affects public policy and institutional legitimation. He earned his BA and MA in Sociology at the University of Central Missouri. His MA thesis explored how Korean and Nepalese immigrants conceived and talked about spatial distance from their home countries and social distance from American society. His dissertation research will explore how certain groups in America express racial and nativist prejudice through tax and welfare programs.

Danny is currently serving on the Midwest Sociological Society Student Issues Committee.


2014-15           KU IPSR Doctoral Research Fellow
2013                SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
2012                Carrol D. Clark Post-MA Award


2013-16           MSS Student Issues Committee
2012-14           Social Thought & Research Co-Editor
2012                The Sociological Quarterly Intern


Full CV available upon request

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