Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer

Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer

Position: Emeritus Professor
School and/or Centres: Australian Centre for Federalism

Position: Emeritus Professor
School and/or Centres: School of Politics & International Relations

Email: Marian.Sawer@anu.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 61250130

Location: 1201, Haydon-Allen Building 22



Researcher profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/sawer-m

Website: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/sawer-m

Former Head of the Political Science Program, RSSS 2000-03 and Vice-President International Political Science Association 2009-12.  

President of the Australasian Political Studies Association, 1985-86.

Member of the International Political Science Association Executive and Co-Editor, International Political Science Review. Program Co-Chair, World Congress of Political Science, Istanbul 2016.

Chair, Social Sciences Editorial Board, ANU E Press. Member Editorial Boards of Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Journal of Political Science, Australasian Parliamentary Review, Democratic Theory, Politics and Governance.

Marian Sawer was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia for her secondary education. She is married to James Jupp and has three grown-up daughters.





•Emeritus Professor, ANU; Adjunct Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, ANU

•Co-Editor, International Political Science Review, 2012-

•Chair, Social Sciences Editorial Board, ANU E Press, 2011-

•Leader, Democratic Audit of Australia 2002-08, ANU Director, Democratic Audit of Australia 2008-

Democratic theory and practice, electoral administration, gender politics and policy, social liberalism, social movements, new institutionalism

One of Marian's major roles has been leading the ARC-funded Democratic Audit of Australia 2002-08. The capstone book, Australia: The State of Democracy, was launched in October 2009. She won ARC-funding (2008-10) for a project with Sarah Maddison on the evolution of social movements: http://cass.anu.edu.au/research_projects/mawm/.  The capstone book, The Women's Movement in Protest, Institutions and the Internet was published by Routledge in June 2013. In 2010 Marian won funding for a project on women and leadership in movements for social change (part of a larger ARC Linkage project headed by Pat Grimshaw of University of Melbourne). The book Diversity in Leadership is being published by ANU Press in 2014, and the e-Encylopedia of Women and Leadership is also being in published in 2014. Together with colleagues in History, Philosophy and Sociology, Marian won funding from the RSSS interdisciplinary research scheme in 2011 for a comparative project on gender in the social sciences: http://cass.anu.edu.au/research_projects/gender-and-feminism-in-the-soci... A special journal issue on this project is appearing in Australian Feminist Studies in 2014.

•Australian Political Studies Assocation, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009 •Member of the Governance Stream, 2020 Summit, 2008 •Co-Winner, Wilma Rule Award 2000 •Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, 1996- •Officer of the Order of Australia, 1994-

Gender, politics and policy; social movements and the state; democratic audit; representation; electoral administration.

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