Kerryn Baker

Dr Kerryn Baker


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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).

Research interests

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


BA (Hons) VUW, PhD ANU

Expertise Areas

  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific


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