European Studies is pleased to welcome Public Policy Scholar Terri Givens to the Center. Givens is an associate professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin and she has lived in Austin since September 2003.  From 1999-2003 she was an assistant professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Givens is also the author of several books on immigration policy, European politics and security, including Voting Radical Right in Western Europe and the Immigrant Politics: Race and Representation in Western Europe.  She received her Ph.D. from UCLA in Political Science in Comparative Politics and Methodology and her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. Givens also received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Society, as well as numerous grants and fellowships allowing her to conduct extensive research in Europe – specifically in France, Germany, Austria, Denmark and Britain. She can be found online at and via her blogs: and, as well as on Twitter @TerriGivens.

Terri Givens is currently working on a project titled “The Politics of Immigration Policy: Discourses and Denial.”  She is affiliated with the European Studies Program and the International Security Studies Program and will be at the Center through July 19, 2012.