Carrie N. Baker teaches courses on gender, law, public policy, and feminist activism, including topical courses on reproductive justice, sexual harassment and sex trafficking. She is director of the Program for the Study of Women and Gender and was a co-founder and former co-director of the Five College Certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice. Baker is affiliated with the American Studies Program, the archives concentration and the public policy minor.
Baker has a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Yale University, a juris doctor degree from Emory University School of Law, and master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from Emory's Institute of Women's Studies.
Baker’s primary areas of research are women’s legal history, gender and public policy, and feminist activism. She has published three books, The Women’s Movement Against Sexual Harassment (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 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 (Carolina Academic Press, 2020) (with Jennifer Ann Drobac & Rigel C. Oliveri).
Baker is a frequent writer for Ms. magazine and has a monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She is co-chair of the Ms. Committee of Scholars, which encourages and trains scholars to write for the public.