Gretchen Ritter

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Gretchen RITTER

College of Liberal Arts


Gretchen Ritter is associate professor in the university’s Department of Government and director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.

Dr. Ritter specializes in studies of American politics, constitutional development and gender politics from a historical and theoretical perspective. She is examining the impact of work-family issues on gender equity in the United States.

Dr. Ritter has been a Faculty Fellow at Princeton University and a Liberal Arts Fellow at Harvard Law School.  She has also received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.

Dr. Ritter is the author of two books: “The Constitution as Social Design: Gender and Civic Membership in the American Constitutional Order” (Stanford University Press, 2006) and “Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America” (Cambridge University Press, 1997).


Spring 2007

Gender and the Constitution, GOV 384N/LAW 397S/WGS 393
Diversity, Politics and Leadership, GRS 390J/WGS 393



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