Jennifer Nicoll Victor is an Associate Professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, where she serves as the Director of undergraduate programs. She studies the U.S. Congress, legislative organization and behavior, social network methods, political parties, campaign finance, and interest groups and lobbying. She is the co-author (with Nils Ringe) of Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations in the United States and the European Union (U. Michigan Press 2013). She is the co-editor of a forthcoming volume of the Oxford University Press Handbook of Political Networks (expected publication in 2016). Professor Victor has published research in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, P.S.: Political Science and Politics, and elsewhere. She is a co-founding contributor to the political science blog “Mischiefs of Faction” published on Vox.com. She holds a Ph.D. (2003) and an M.A. (1999), in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.A. in Political Science from University of California, San Diego (1997). In 2005 she served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Responsive Politics.