PIPPA NORRIS is a comparative political scientist who has taught at Harvard for more than a quarter century. She is ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Director of the Electoral Integrity Project.
Her research compares public opinion and elections, political institutions and cultures, gender politics, and political communications in many countries worldwide. She is ranked the 4th most cited political scientist worldwide, according to Google scholar. Major honors include, amongst others, the Skytte prize, the Karl Deutsch award, and the Sir Isaiah Berlin award. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her current research focuses on (i) the www.electoralintegrityproject.com, (ii) a new book with Ronald Inglehart "Cultural Backlash" analyzing support for populist-authoritarianism, and (iii) understanding the contemporary era of democratic backsliding and authoritarian resurgence. For full details, see her biography.