Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.
A political scientist and public speaker, her research compares election and public opinion, political communications, and gender politics. She also served as Director of the Democratic Governance Group in United Nations Development Programme, NY and as an expert consultant to many international organizations such as the World Bank, Council of Europe and OSCE.
In 2011 she was awarded the Johan Skytte prize with Professor Ronald Inglehart for contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context. This is among the most prestigious prizes relating to the field of political science. She was also awarded the Kathleen Kitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship by the ARC, a 'special recognition' award by the UK Political Studies Association, and a Doctor honoris causa for work 'at the forefront of global political science' by the University of Edinburgh. In 2014 she was awarded IPSA's Karl Deutsch prize.
Her current research focuses upon the Electoral Integrity Project, a major new multi-million 5-year research study. The project research team is based at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. It has been generously supported by many agencies, including the Australian Research Council. Recent and forthcoming publications include Why Elections Fail (2015), Contentious Elections (2015), Why Electoral Integrity Matters (Cambridge University Press 2014), Advancing Electoral Integrity (co-edited, Oxford University Press, 2014), Comparing Democracies 4 (Sage, co-edited April 2014), and also an edited symposium on electoral integrity in Electoral Studies (Oct 2013).