Melinda (Molly) Ritchie

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. I was previously a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. My Ph.D. is from the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and I received a B.A. in Government from Smith College in 2006. Prior to my graduate studies, I worked in Washington, DC as a legislative assistant for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. My current research examines how members of Congress engage with bureaucratic agencies on policy issues. My research has appeared in Political Behavior and the Journal of Politics.