Senior Scholar Dan Tichenor

photo of Dan TichenorDaniel J. Tichenor is Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science and Senior Scholar at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. He has published extensively on immigration politics and policy, the American presidency, civil liberties, interest groups, social movements, political parties, and U.S. political development.

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.

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 journal articles on interest groups, social movements, party politics, and American political development, the Parties and Political Organization Section’s Emerging Scholar Award, and awards for his teaching and mentorship.

He recently edited A History of the U.S. Political System, a three volume set examining the development of American political thought, institutions, behavior, and public policy.  He also has written essays for popular journals like The Nation and The Utne Reader, regularly gives public lectures, and has testified and provided expert briefings to Congress on immigration policy and immigrant integration. He is currently completing a book on the origins and development of unauthorized immigration as an American political dilemma another on war, presidential emergency power and civil liberties.  Some recent and forthcoming publications include:

  • The Politics of International Migration, with Marc Rosenblum, Oxford Handbook Series, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • “Historical Set Points and Presidential Emergency Powers,” Perspectives on Politics (forthcoming March, 2013).
  • “Raising Arizona v. United States: Historical Patterns of American Immigration Federalism,” with Alexandra Filindra, Lewis and Clark Law Review (forthcoming Winter 2013)
  • “The Modern Presidency and Social Movements,” with Laura Blessing and Sidney Milkis, Presidential Studies Quarterly (forthcoming Winter 2012)
  • “Reform’s Mating Dance: Presidents, Social Movements, and Racial Realignments,” with Sidney Milkis, Journal of Policy History (Spring 2012) volume 23, no.4.
  • “Solidarities and Restrictions: Labor and Immigration Policy in the United States,” with Janice Fine, The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Political Science (May, 2012) volume 10, no.1.
  • “The Great Divide: The Politics of Illegal Immigration in America,” in Kavita Khory, ed., Global Migration: Challenges in the 21st Century (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).
  • “Democracy’s Wartime Deficits: The Prerogative Presidency and Liberal Democracy in the United States,” in Patti Tamara Lenard and Richard Simeon, eds., Imperfect Democracies: Canada and the United States (University of British Columbia Press, 2012).
  • “Immigration Policy: Polarized Politics, Elusive Reform,” World Politics Review (November, 2012)
  • “Median Voters, Intraparty Conflict, and the Politics of Immigration Reform,” in Martin Shapiro and Martin Levin, eds., The Dilemmas of Majority Party Coalitions (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming, 2012).
  • “Immigration and the Transformation of American Unionism,” with Brian Burgoon, Wade Jacoby, and Janice Fine, International Migration Review (Winter 2011).

Dan Tichenor’s CV

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