Melissa Merry is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville and a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Master of Public Administration Program. She received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Hampshire College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington, with specializations in American Politics and Public Policy. Before joining the faculty at University of Louisville, she spent one year as a Visiting Professor at Pacific Lutheran University. Her research interests include environmental politics and policy, interest groups, and political communication. Her scholarly articles have appeared (or are forthcoming) in American Politics Research, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, and Review of Policy Research.
- Merry, M.K. (2010). Emotional appeals in environmental group communications. American Politics Research. doi:10.1177/1532673X09356267
- Merry, M.K. Blogging and environmental activism: A new way to engage the public? Forthcoming in Review of Policy Research.
- Merry, M.K. Interest group activism on the web: The case of environmental organizations. Forthcoming in Journal of Information Technology and Politics.
Honors and Awards
Donald R. Matthews Fellow in American Politics, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, University of Washington, 2002-2003.
Research Areas and Projects
Political organizations and parties
Information technology and politics
Southern Political Science Association
American Political Science Association