Senior Faculty Fellow
Dan Tichenor is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science at the UO Department of Political Science and director of the Wayne Morse Center’s Program for Democratic Engagement and Governance. 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 many popular publications including The Nation, The New York Times, The Utne Reader and The Atlantic.