Anne-Marie Brady

ProfessorAnne-Marie Brady


Research Interests

Professor Anne-Marie Brady's groundbreaking, policy-relevant, research demonstrates the important role of the academic as "critic and conscience" in a modern democracy.

Professor Brady is a specialist of Chinese politics (domestic politics and foreign policy), polar politics, China-Pacific politics, and New Zealand foreign policy. She is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker. She is founding and executive editor of The Polar Journal (Taylor and Francis Publishers). She has published ten books and over fifty scholarly papers. She has written op eds for the New York Times, The Guardian, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Financial Times, among others.

In addition to her duties at the University of Canterbury, Professor Brady holds a number of honorary positions. She is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC and a Senior Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. In 2014 she was appointed to a two-year term on the World Economic Forum's Global Action Council on the Arctic. She is an advisor to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC).

Professor Brady's recent books include Marketing Dictatorship: Propaganda and Thought Work in Contemporary China (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008), China's Thought Management (Routledge, 2012), The Emerging Politics of Antarctica (Routledge, 2013), China as a Polar Great Power (Cambridge University Press and Wilson Press, 2017), and Small States and the Changing Global Order: New Zealand Faces the Future (Springer, 2019).

Recent Publications

  • Brady AS. (2017) China as a Polar Great Power. Washington DC and New York, USA: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Cambridge University Press. 273.
  • Brady AM. (2012) China’s thought management. 1-218.
  • Brady AM. (2008) Marketing Dictatorship: Propaganda and Thought Work in Contemporary China. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Brady AM. (2003) Making the Foreign Serve China: Managing Foreigners in the People's Republic. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. 286pp.
  • Brady A. (2002) Friend of China: The Myth of Rewi Alley. London: RoutledgeCurzon. 210pp.