Daniel Tichenor, Department of Political Science

Daniel Tichenor, Philip H. Knight Chair

Philip H. Knight Chair of Social Science
Director of the Program on Democratic Governance, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
Practice Areas: Immigration, Elections, Politics

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Daniel J. Tichenor has published six books and more than 50 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.

Tichenor 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 Institute, Abba P. Schwartz Fellow in Immigration and Refugee Policy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and research scholar at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He regularly gives public lectures and has testified and provided expert briefings to Congress on immigration policy and immigrant integration. 

Recent Media
Immigration reform has always been tough, and rarely happens in election years - 4 things to know (The Conversation, Feb. 13, 2024)
Immigration pivot shows Biden facing hard reality of border politics (The Washington Post, Jan. 7, 2023)
Gen Z might finally turn young voters into a political power (The Washington Post, Dec. 9, 2022)
America never wanted the tired, poor, huddled masses (The Atlantic, May 2021)
U.S. immigration crackdowns not unusual during times of crisis (National Public Radio, June 21, 2020)
Dan Tichenor's classroom work draws Williams Fellowship (Around the O, June 1, 2020)
Trump is fulfilling his pledge to build fortress America — and running on it. (The Washington Post, Feb. 11, 2020)
Internal emails reveal how Stephen Miller leads an extremist network to push Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda (Rolling Stone, Dec. 11, 2019) 
Why Donald Trump is much more dangerous than Andrew Johnson (The Washington Post, Oct. 1, 2019)
Q & A: The UO political science professor, 90-plus pages into the Mueller Report (The Register-Guard, April 19, 2019)
What makes immigration deals so hard (Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 19, 2018)
Trump opens new front on legal immigration (San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 14, 2018)
Trump’s First Year Has Been a Disaster. Here’s Why I Have Hope. (New York Magazine, Jan. 5, 2018)
Family ties drive U.S. immigration. Why Trump wants to break the ‘chains.’ (The Washington Post, Jan. 2, 2018)
With Ally in Oval Office, Immigration Hard-Liners Ascend to Power (The New York Times, April 24, 2017)
The road to Trump’s noxious nativism on immigration was paved by centrists (The Huffington Post, Nov. 15, 2016)
The right can stop losing on immigration: Here’s what it will take (National Review, Sept. 14, 2016)
America and Immigration: An Uneasy Union (WBEZ Chicago, Sept. 3, 2016)
History warns against alienating ‘aliens’ (Columbia Daily Tribune, July 26, 2016)
Many what-ifs in Donald Trump's plan for migrants (The New York Times, June 17, 2016)
The overwhelming barriers to successful immigration reform (The Atlantic, May 25, 2016)
Fifty years later, the immigration bill that changed America (Newsweek, Sept. 14, 2015)
UO's Tichenor is one of 32 Andrew Carnegie fellows (Around the O, April 22,2015)
Critics say Obama’s immigration plan creates path to citizenship (National Public Radio, Nov. 24, 2014)
Obama alone will decide the immigration debate (BloombergView, July 22, 2014)
Reviving a history of inequality in immigration (The New York Times, Feb. 4, 2014)