Carrie N. Baker

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Carrie N. Baker, J.D., Ph.D., is a professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. Carrie’s primary areas of research and teaching are women’s legal history, gender and public policy, and women’s social movements.

She has published “The Women’s Movement Against Sexual Harassment” (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which won the National Women’s Studies Association 2008 Sara A. Whaley book prize, “Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade: Gender, Race and Politics” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and “Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases, and Practice,” with Jennifer Drobac and Rigel Oliveri (Carolina Academic Press, 2020).

Carrie is the co-founder and former co-director of the Five College Program in Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice and she is president of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts. She is also a regular contributor to Ms. magazine and has a monthly newspaper column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.