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Daniel Tichenor

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  • Affiliation: courtesy, faculty
  • Title: Philip H. Knight Chair of Social Science
  • Additional Title: Director of the Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance
  • Phone: 541-346-4707
  • Office: 927 PLC
  • Office Hours: Summer term - no office hours
  • Interests: immigration politics and policy, American presidency, national security and civil liberties, interest groups and social movements,
  • Curriculum Vitae


Daniel J. Tichenor is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Political Science and Director of the Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon.  He has published six books and more than fifty refereed journal articles and chapters on immigration politics and policy, the American presidency, national secuirty and civil liberties, and the influence of interest groups and social movements on representative government. His book,  Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control (Princeton), won the American Political Science Association’s Gladys Kammerer Award for the best book on U.S. public policy. Other awards include APSA’s Jack Walker Prize, Mary Parker Follette Award, Emerging Scholar Award, Polity Prize, and numerous teaching awards. He also 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. His most recent book is Rallying Force: Presidents, Social Movements, and the Transformation of American Politics, with Sidney Milkis. He was named to the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows in 2015, and recently received an NEH award to study variations in immigrant inclusion and exclusion in U.S. states and localities over time. 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, The New York Times, The Utne Reader and The Atlantic.







“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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