Ritika is interested in the institutional arrangements for urban environmental conservation.
- Development Co-ordinator: Madras Crocodile Bank/Andaman and Nicobar Environmental Team, Madras, India. (2008 - 2009)
- Research Assistant: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, U.K. (2007 – 2008)
- Consultant: Independent Evaluations Group (IEG), World Bank, Washington D.C., USA. (2005 – 2006)
- Intern: Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG), Uttarakhand, India. (2002)
- Ph.D. Student: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. (2009 – Ongoing)
- M.A. Governance and Development. Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. (2007)
- B.A. (Honours), Political Science and Economics. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. (2004)
- International Baccalaureate, Mahindra United World College. Pune, India. (2000)
Ritika's current research addresses the institutional arrangements for urban environmental conservation, with a focus on the city of New Delhi, India. This work addresses the political ecology of green spaces in a developing city, within the context of urbanisation and economic development. Her research interests also include ecological history, environmental heritage, urban design, and sustainable cities.
- Member: Contemporary South Asia Reading Group, University of Cambridge.
- Member: Political Ecology Reading Group, University of Cambridge
- Research Assistance: "Access to governance and policy processes: What enables the participation of the rural poor?" Background paper for the IFAD Rural Poverty Report 2009
- Research Assistance: "Africa after the Africa Commission: What Priorities for the German G8?" A DSA/DFID High-level Policy Forum coordinated by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and Overseas Development Institute (ODI). May 2007
- Research Assistance: "Enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of Joint Programmes: Lessons learned from a United Nations Development Group Review". UNDG Joint Program Reviews. UNDG. March 17, 2006.