Terri Givens

Terri E. Givens is a political scientist and a consultant to educational technology companies and educational institutions. She was the provost of Menlo College from 2015 to 2018. From the fall of 2003 until the spring of 2015, she was a professor in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin where she also served as vice provost for international activities and undergraduate curriculum from 2006 to 2009, director of the Robert S. Strauss Center’s European Union Center of Excellence, and co-director of the Longhorn Scholars Program. She founded and directed the Center for European Studies from 2004 to 2006.
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The Shifting Norms that Threaten Our Democracy

What is behind the shift in norms around racism and the politics of immigration in recent decades? Although many are focused on the daily onslaught against norms under the current US president, from a broader perspective, norms around issues of race and the politics of immigration have clearly shifted since I began studying the radical right in the mid-1990s. In 1999, when Jörg Haider’s... Continue Reading

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Legislating Equality: Anti-Discrimination Policy in Europe

Ethnic and racial discrimination has been an issue for Europe throughout history.  What does the rise of a radical-right party like the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) have to do with anti-discrimination policy in Europe? In the year 2000, after the FPÖ became part of the government in Austria, the EU passed the Racial Equality Directive (RED) as a response to the party’s anti-immigrant... Continue Reading

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