2004
Alumni (National Fellow)

Rebecca Bohrman

National Fellow
Degrees:
Ph.D. Yale University (2004)
Dream Mentor:
Daniel Tichenor
University of Oregon
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Congress
Immigration Policy

Bio:

Rebecca Bohrman has over seven years of corporate research experience, in which she has used her qualitative and quantitative research skills to help clients with benchmarking, media strategies, corporate social responsibility campaigns, media monitoring, corporate crises, internal and external communications, and executive transitions.

Thesis Description:

Sifting Immigrants: The Political and Historical Roots of Administrative Failure in the I.N.S.
Bohrman argues that the INS’s problems can be traced to its institutional design, and that these problems are perpetuated by the particular alignment of political conflict over immigration issues. Immigration administration is at the center of American politics, affecting everyone from legal and undocumented immigrants to workers and employers, yet Immigration and Naturalization Service has been troubled since its inception. Bohrman’s dissertation explained why the INS has been an agency in disarray, by answering the question: why has Congress so rarely tried and even more rarely succeeded in giving the INS greater administrative capacity?

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