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Tabitha is a lecturer in Politics in the department of Humanities and Law, Faculty of Media and Communication. Her teaching spans across the BA Politics and BA Politics & Economics programmes, and the MA Political Psychology and MA International Political Communication programmes. Her research interests include Political Psychology, National Identity, Defence Mechanisms, Emotion and Rural voters. She gained her PhD in 2022 with her thesis titled 'The psychosocial relationship between national identity and political sentiment in England: 2016-2020".
- Baker, T.A., 2022. The EU's Impact on Identity Formation in East-Central Europe Between 2004 and 2013. Perceptions of the Nation and Europe in Political Parties of the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES, 74 (5), 877-879.
- Baker, T., 2021. Is there hope for the West Country? Political sentiment amongst rural voters. Renewal: Journal of Social Democracy, 29 (3), 73-83.
- Baker, T. and Lilleker, D., 2022. “Not One Rule for Everyone”: The Impact of Elite Rule-Breaking on Public Trust in the UK. In: Maarek, P., ed. Manufacturing Government Communication on Covid-19 A Comparative Perspective. Springer.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Issues and Debates in Political Psychology
- Diplomacy and International Relations
- Dissertation supervision
Profile of Teaching UG
- Political Psychology
- International relations, state power and public diplomacy
- Understanding Contemporary Britain
- Media and society
- Introduction to Communication Theory
- Academic and Professional Practice
- Dissertation supervision
- Political Studies Association - Political Psychology Specialist Group, Committee member (2021-), https://www.psa.ac.uk/specialist-groups/political-psychology
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE, 2021)
Social Media Links
- Twitter, @DrTABaker
External Media and Press
- Why do English people love oppression?, Dazed, 20 Sep 2022. https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/56983/1/nation-of-bootlickers-why-do-the-english-love-oppression-queen-royal-family
- Boris Johnson resignation analysis, BBC Solent Dorset, 08 Jul 2022. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0ccwx3d
- By-election analysis, BBC Radio Solent, 24 Jun 2022. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0c97csj
- Tiverton and Honiton byelection: rural voters are itching for a chance to cast a protest vote, The Conversation, 20 Jun 2022. https://theconversation.com/tiverton-and-honiton-byelection-rural-voters-are-itching-for-a-chance-to-cast-a-protest-vote-185236?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton
- What to expect from post-pandemic voting behaviour, The Conversation, 28 Jul 2021. https://theconversation.com/what-to-expect-from-post-pandemic-voting-behaviour-162293
- The othering of migrants has negative consequences for society at large, LSE Blog, 19 Aug 2020. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2020/08/19/the-othering-of-migrants-has-negative-consequences-for-society-at-large/
- The affective nature of Brexit’s geographical polarisation, NEXTEUK - Queen Mary University London, 10 Jun 2020. https://www.qmul.ac.uk/nexteuk/publications/blog/items/the-affective-nature-of-brexits-geographical-polarisation-.html