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Daniel Tichenor

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Senior Faculty Fellow
  • Phone: (541) 346-4707
  • Office: 927 PLC
  • Office Hours: Summer 2016: n/a
  • Interests: immigration politics and policy, interest groups and social movements, U.S. political institutions
  • Curriculum Vitae


Daniel J. Tichenor is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science and Senior Faculty Fellow at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.  He has published six books and more than fifty refereed journal articles and chapters on the politics of immigration and citizenship policy, presidential power and its relationship to liberal democracy, and the influence of interest groups and social movements on representative government.  Recent works include The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of International Migration (with Marc Rosenblum) and Immigration Debates (with Judy Gans and Elaine Replogle). His book, Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America (Princeton University Press), won the American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award for the best book in American national policy.  He also has received the Jack Walker Prize, the Mary Parker Follett Award, and the Polity Award for scholarship on political organizations, parties, and democratic representation.  His articles have appeared in several journals, including Perspectives on Politics, Political Science Quarterly, International Migration Review, Studies in American Political Development, Journal of Policy History, Polity, Labor: Studies in Working Class History, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.  He has been a Faculty Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, Research Fellow in Governmental Studies at the Brookings Institution, Abba P. Schwartz Fellow in Immigration and Refugee Policy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Research Scholar at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, a visiting scholar at Leipzig University, and a faculty associate at Princeton's Center for Migration and Development and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Tichenor has testified and provided expert briefings to Congress on immigration reform and immigrant integration, speaks regularly to civic groups and policymakers, has written essays for popular journals like The Nation, and is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network.


“Historical Set Points and the Development of Presidential Emergency Power,” Perspectives on Politics 11, no.3 (September, 2013): 769-788. Explains controversial counterterrorism policies (and limits on civil liberties) during the Bush and Obama years in terms of long-term expansions in presidential emergency power.
“’Rallying Force’: The Modern Presidency, Social Movements and the Transformation of American Politics” (with Sidney Milkis and Laura Blessing), Presidential Studies Quarterly (September 2013). Focusing on Lyndon Johnson's uneasy but critical relationship to the Civil Rights movement and Ronald Reagan's enlistment of the Christian Right into the Republican Party, we trace the emergence of a novel form of politics since the 1960s that joins executive prerogative, grass roots insurgency, and party polarization.
Oxford Handbook of the Politics of International Migration (with Marc Rosenblum) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). This volume explores the causes and consequences of contemporary immigration from economic, social, cultural and political perspectives, as well as immigration policy and immigrant integration in historical and cross-national contexts. 
“Raising Arizona v. United States: Historical Patterns of American Immigration Federalism,” (with Alexandra Filindra) Lewis and Clark Law Review 16, no.4 (2012): 1215-1246.Analyzes the recent Supreme Court decision as a window onto the devolution of immigration policymaking and intergovernmental struggles over time.
“Solidarities and Restrictions: Labor and Immigration Policy in the United States,” (with Janice Fine)The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Political Science 10, no.1 (2012). Looks at the evolving relationship between immigration and the American labor movement, taking stock of competing interests, traditions, and opportunities. 

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