USC Price School of Public Policy

Janna Rezaee

Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. in Political Science

University of California, Berkeley

Expertise

Delegation and democratic legitimacy, U.S. political institutions, Congress, the presidency, executive branch policymaking, the role of lobbyists in policymaking

Biographical sketch

Janna Rezaee is an Assistant Professor in Governance, Management, and the Policy Process at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on delegation and democratic legitimacy, U.S. political institutions, Congress, the presidency, executive branch policymaking, and the role of lobbyists in policymaking. She is particularly interested in how lines of delegation can be more or less legitimate as they get farther and farther from their source of legitimacy in the will of the people. Her current work includes studies of delegation, lobbying, and political oversight by congressional committees and the president’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A. in political science from Kalamazoo College. Prior to graduate school, she worked at SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor, MI, and the Women’s Prison Association in New York, NY.

Dr. Rezaee holds memberships in the American Political Science Association; Presidents and Executive Politics Section, Midwest Political Science Association, and Southern Political Science Association.