Kerryn is a fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. She has undertaken research in the French Pacific, Papua New Guinea (including Bougainville), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu and has published widely on gender, elections and political participation in the Pacific Islands region. Her book Pacific Women in Politics: Gender Quota Campaigns in the Pacific Islands was published by University of Hawaii Press in 2019 as was Gender Innovation in Political Science: New Norms, New Knowledge (Palgrave, 2019) which she co-edited with Marian Sawer.
Elections and Electoral Reform; Women’s Political Representation; Politics in the Pacific Islands Region
On 20 May 2021, DPA hosted a webinar on the prolonged and unprecedented 2021 Samoan elections.
On 10 October 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a symposium entitled, Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum.
On International Women’s Day 2019 a large audience, including a contingent of current male and female Australia Awards scholars, attended a special panel seminar on Pacific women’s political partic
Kerryn Baker, a Research Fellow at the Australian National University’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Programme, says while the Pacific has a long way to go, there are signs of p
In January 2017, the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University commencde a five year PNG Women in Leadership Support Program (WLSP).