Dr Marija Taflaga

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) 210303
  • Australian Government And Politics 160601
  • Comparative Government And Politics 160603

Research interests

I undertake research in the areas of:

  • Comparative Political Parties
  • Comparative Political Elites
  • Australian Politics
  • Australian Political History
  • Gender and politics


Marija Taflaga is a post-doctoral researcher at the Australian National University. She researches Australian politics in comparative context. Her research focus examines political parties’ relationship with parliament and the executive. Marija also undertakes research in Australian political history. Recently she has also began researching in the area of the career paths of political elites.

Marija has undertaken research fellowships at the Australian Parliamentary Library and the Australian Museum of Democracy, Old Parliament House. She has also worked in the Australian Parliamentary Press Gallery as a researcher at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.


Researcher's projects

Current working projects:

Marija Taflaga, Conservative parties, organisational learning and policy institutionalisation: A comparative study of the United Kingdom and Australia

Keith Dowding, Marija Taflaga and Matthew Kerby, 'The representation of women on Australian parliamentary committees'.

Katrine Beauregard and Marija Taflaga, ‘Party Quotas and Gender Differences in Resources and Support to Run for Office in Australia: 1987-2016’,

Marija Taflaga and Katrine Beauregard, ‘The merit of party institutions: resistance and support for gender quotas by Conservative parties in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand’.



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