Assistant Professor, Politics and Government
BS, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
PhD, University of Oregon, 2004
Robin Jacobson teaches a range of courses in American politics including courses on race and ethnicity, social movements, and immigration politics. These topics also are at the center of her research. Her book, The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate over Immigration (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), explore what role race plays in immigration restrictionist activities. Other published articles on the topic of immigration include pieces on the debate over birthright citizenship and the relationship between the labor movement and immigration politics. She is co-editor of a forthcoming edited volume that focuses on the intersection of race and religion and the central role they play in defining American politics. After teaching for 5 years at Bucknell University, she is delighted to return to the northwest and join the faculty at Puget Sound.