Lecture:“The European Dilemma: Immigrant Integration in Western Europe” by Terri Givens


Location: C103 Hesburgh Center

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 chairs the Government Affairs 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.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.