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Terri is the author of the books Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides, The Roots of Racism: The Politics of White Supremacy in the US and Europe,  and the textbook Immigration in the 21st Century. She is a regular contributor to online journals and magazines.

Terri is a highly regarded speaker on a variety of topics from her research on immigration and the radical right to leadership and diversity in higher education.

Terri is a highly sought after consultant and has worked on projects from diversity and inclusion in hiring, particularly in her field of political science, to leadership and strategic planning in higher education and the future of higher ed.

The Roots of Racism

The Roots of Racism – The Politics of White Supremacy in the US and Europe

Givens examines the connections between immigration policy and racism that have contributed to the rise of anti-immigrant, radical-right parties in Europe, the rise of Trumpism in the US, and the Brexit vote in the UK. This book provides a vital springboard for people, organizations, and politicians who want to dismantle structural racism and discrimination.

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What Experts Say

Some kind words from respected leaders

Danielle Harlan

“For anyone looking to better understand inequality and create positive change, this is an unparalleled and once-in-a-lifetime resource.”

Danielle Harlan, Ph.D., Founder, and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership  and Human Potential


“Radical empathy, integrating, actually requiring empathy for self along with others, and prioritization action, is exactly what our culture needs most to get closer to living our ideals.”

Elisa Camahort Page, Independent Consultant

Vincent L. Hutchings

“Givens uses her fascinating biography and her expertise to provide concrete steps on how to achieve ‘radical empathy’: adopting the perspective of others but also taking action to combat injustice.”

Vincent L. Hutchings, University of Michigan

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