Robin Jacobson

Professor Robin JacobsonProfessor
Politics and Government

BS, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
PhD, University of Oregon, 2004

Robin Dale Jacobson teaches a range of courses in U.S. politics including courses on race, religion, local politics and the politics of detention. Her research focuses on immigration. Her book, The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate over Immigration (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), explores the role of race in immigration politics. Other published articles on the topic include pieces on the debate over birthright citizenship, the relationship between the labor movement and other interest groups and immigration politics, and state laws about immigration. She is also co-editor of the volume Faith and Race in American Political Life (University of Virginia Press, 2011).