Marian Sawer

Marian Sawer
Emeritus Professor, former head of the Political Science Program
Australian National University

Marian Sawer is former head of the Political Science Program and now Emeritus Professor at The Australian National University. She is a former president of the Australian Political Studies Association and recipient of its lifetime achievement award. Marian was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1994 for her services to women and to political science and elected in 1996 as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She has served as IPSA Vice-President, as Co-Chair of the 2016 IPSA World Congress in Poznan and as Co-Editor of the International Political Science Review. Following from her work in surveying the political science profession in Australia, she was responsible for developing IPSA’s gender and diversity monitoring report. She has advised UN and Commonwealth bodies on women’s policy machinery, reflecting on her own experience inside and outside government.  She also led the first Democratic Audit of Australia in conjunction with International IDEA. She is author or editor of 23 books and her most recent publication is the coedited Handbook of Feminist Governance (Edward Elgar, 2023).