Terri E. Givens has held faculty and leadership positions at the University of Washington, the University of Texas at Austin, and Menlo College. She was also the founding director of the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas. Givens authors and edits books and articles on immigration policy, European politics, and the politics of race. Her most recent books are the memoir Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides and The Roots of Racism: The Politics of White Supremacy in the US and Europe. Givens grew up in Spokane, Washington, and now lives in Montreal where she is professor of political science at McGill University.