Terri E. Givens is Associate Professor in the Government Department at The University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Texas Language Roadmap. She is formerly Vice Provost, International Activities and Undergraduate Curriculum, Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center’s European Union Center of Excellence, and Co-Director of the Longhorn Scholars Program. She also directed the Center for European Studies and the France-UT Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies from 2004-2006. She has faculty appointments in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, European Studies, and is affiliated with the Center for Women and Gender Studies, Center for African and African-American Studies and is a Distinguished Scholar in the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Law and Security. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. from Stanford University. Her academic interests include radical right parties, immigration politics, and immigrant integration in Europe. She has conducted extensive research in Europe, particularly in France, Germany, Austria, Denmark and Britain.
She has received Fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Society, and various other grants and fellowships to support her research in Europe. Her first book, Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, was published in Fall 2005 with Cambridge University Press. She has also edited the book Immigration Policy and Security: U.S., European, and Commonwealth Perspectives, published in Fall 2008 with Gary Freeman and David Leal. Her articles have appeared in Political Communication, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Policy Studies Journal, and Comparative European Politics. She is currently working on a book on antidiscrimination policy and the politics of immigration in Europe. She is an active member of the American Political Science Association, and is currently co-chairing a task force on Political Science in the 21st Century. She is a member of the KLRU (public television) board of directors, and co-chairs the Strategic Planning Committee. While being the proud mother of two very handsome boys in elementary school, she manages to find time to run a marathon or two every year. She and her husband, Mike Scott, also enjoy listening to jazz and attending dance performances and the symphony.
BA, Stanford University 1987; Master’s, UCLA 1996; Ph.D., UCLA 2000
Associate Professor of Government
Vice Provost, International Activities and Undergraduate Curriculum, Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center’s European Union Center of Excellence, and Co-Director of the Longhorn Scholars Program
“Legal Opportunity Structure:The Starting Line Group and the Politics of the Racial Equality Directive” with Rhonda Evans Case. Journal of Common Market Studies, March 2010.
“Crossing Political Divides: Media Use and Managing Complex Political Identities” with Lance Bennett in Stefaan Walgrave and Dieter Rucht, eds. The World Says No to War:Demonstrations against the War on Iraq, Minnesota University Press, 2010.
“Immigration and Anti-discrimination Policy: Regulating the ‘New Face of Europe’” with Rhonda Evans Case, Adam Luedtke and Carrie Humphreys. Forthcoming in Migrants and Minorities:The European Response, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.
Immigration Policy and Security: U.S., European, and Commonwealth Perspectives.Edited volume with Gary Freeman and David Leal. Routledge, August 2008.
“Communication and Political Mobilization: Digital Media Use and Protest Organization among Anti-Iraq War Demonstrators in the U.S.”with Lance Bennett and Christian Breunig. Political Communication, 25:269-289, 2008.
“Immigration and Immigrant Integration in Europe:Empirical Research” Annual Review of Political Science edited by Nelson Polsby, June 2007 (volume 10).
“Immigration and Immigrant Integration:Context and Comparison” in Changing Identities and Evolving Values:Is There Still a Transatlantic Community? ed. Esther Brimmer, Washington, D.C.: Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2006.
Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, Cambridge University Press, October 2005.
“European Immigration Policies in Comparative Perspective: Issue Salience, Partisanship and Immigrant Rights” Comparative European Politics, February 2005, with Adam Luedtke.Selected by the editors as a top ten article published in the first five volumes of Comparative European Politics.
“The Politics of EU Immigration Policy: Institutions, Salience and Harmonization” Policy Studies Journal, February 2004, with Adam Luedtke.
“The Radical Right Gender Gap.” Comparative Political Studies, February 2004.
“EU Immigration Policy:From Intergovernmentalism to Reluctant Harmonization,” in The State of the European Union, Volume 6 (2003): Law, Politics and Society. Oxford University Press, 2003, with Adam Luedtke.
“The Role of Socio-Economic Factors in the Success of Extreme Right Parties,” in Shadows over Europe: The Development and Impact of the Extreme Right in Western Europe, eds. Martin Schain, Aristide Zolberg and Patrick Hossay.Palgrave, 2002.