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Robert "Biko" Baker

Associate Lecturer
African and African Diaspora Studies
 Mitchell Hall 215A

Dr. Rob “Biko” Baker is the Executive Director of the League of Young Voters, and a nationally-recognized leader. Baker is a pioneer in running city-level, datadriven voter turnout campaigns that dramatically increase the voter participation of young urban citizens. A leading voice on field campaigns targeting young African American voters, Baker serves on CIRCLE’s research advisory board and is a board member of the New Organizing Institute. He is a well-known communicator around elections, as well as cultural and political issues including gun violence and voting rights. In addition to being a former contributor to The Source, he has appeared on C-SPAN, Fox News and CNN. A popular and powerful speaker at conferences and events, Baker has interviewed luminaries Cornel West, Russell Simmons, and Howard Dean, and has been on panels with many of the nation’s strongest progressive voices. Baker holds a Ph.D in History from UCLA.