Elizabeth Baisley

Politics, PhD candidate

Graduate Associate

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics. Broadly my work focuses on historically marginalized groups.  I am particularly interested in human rights, identity politics, and the politics of marginalization.  Currently my research explores interactions between the tactics and priorities of social justice interest groups in Canada.  

Before entering Princeton's Department of Politics, I studied for a Master of Arts in Political Studies at Queen's University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights & Human Diversity at Wilfrid Laurier University.  I also completed studies at the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies and at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation.


Baisley, E. (2016).  "Reaching the tipping point?:  Emerging international human rights norms pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity," Human Rights Quarterly, 38(1), pp. 134-163.

Baisley, E. (2015).  "Framing the Ghanaian LGBT rights debate: Competing decolonisation and human rights frames," Canadian Journal of African Studies, 49(2), pp. 383-402.

Baisley, E. (2014).  "Genocide and constructions of Hutu and Tutsi in radio propaganda," Race and Class, 55(3), pp. 38-59.

Baisley, E. (2012).  "Status-differentiated rights," Journal of Human Rights, 11(3), pp. 365-383.