Terri Givens

Terri Givens

Terri Givens is an associate professor in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She began her academic career at the University of Washington. She has held several administrative positions at the University of Texas, including director of the Center for European Studies, and vice provost for undergraduate studies and international activities. Her main areas of research are immigration policy and Western European politics, and she has written the book Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, several articles on immigration policy and immigrant integration in the European Union, and a manuscript on antidiscrimination policy in Britain, France and Germany. She is the editor, with Gary Freeman and David Leal, of the book Immigration Policy and Security: U.S., European, and Commonwealth Perspectives. She has held many fellowships, including positions at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Migration Policy Institute in Washington. She speaks French and German, and continues to conduct research in Europe, particularly France, Germany and Britain. She is a competitive master’s runner in Austin, and the mother of two very active boys, Andrew and Brandon.


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September 12, 2012
Terri Givens reflects on how a fellowship in Washington offered personal and professional renewal.
August 6, 2012
Terri Givens finds that a recent study about post-tenure frustrations resonates with her experience.  
April 26, 2010
The end of the semester must be near because nearly all the new faculty members I met last week were holding their breath, trying to keep their heads above water, and praying for the end of the semester! The feelings of exhaustion and frustration I heard repeatedly were both intense and predictable. As a result, let's focus on some concrete ways to deal with Common New Faculty Mistake #15: Failing to Recognize and Adjust to the Rhythms of the Semester.
April 14, 2010
Terri Givens, back in the faculty ranks, considers what she learned and why (when the time is right) she may go back.
November 23, 2009
Graduate students and new faculty members will be helped in their careers by learning how their institutions work and how they can help shape policy, writes Terri Givens.


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