Dr Kerryn Baker

BA (Hons) VUW, PhD ANU
Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606

Research interests

Elections and Electoral Reform; Women's Political Representation; Politics in the Pacific Islands Region


Dr Kerryn Baker is a Fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU. She has a BA(Hons) in International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD in Political Science from the ANU. She has research experience in the French Pacific, Papua New Guinea (including Bougainville), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. She had published in leading journals including Pacific Affairs, Government and Opposition, Australian Journal of Political Science, Representation, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies and Political Science on issues of political participation, electoral reform and women’s political representation. Her book Pacific Women in Politics: Gender Quota Campaigns in the Pacific Islands was published by University of Hawaii Press in 2019 and she is the co-editor (with Marian Sawer) of Gender Innovation in Political Science: New Norms, New Knowledge (Palgrave, 2019).


Projects and Grants

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