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Pippa Norris

Faculty Associate


Pippa Norris

Pippa Norris is the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and has taught at Harvard for a quarter-century. A comparative political scientist, she focuses on democracy, public opinion and elections, political communications, and gender politics. She directs The Electoral Integrity Project, established in 2012 at Sydney and Harvard universities. She serves as Vice-President of APSA. She is ranked 5th worldwide in political science citations by Google Scholar, with an H index of .95 and in the top 5% of scholars across all disciplines by the SSRN.

Major honors include the Johan Skytte prize (known informally as the 'Nobel' prize in political science), the Karl Deutsch prize, the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate, the Sir Isaiah Berlin Lifetime Achievement Award, fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Brown Medal for Democracy, and honorary doctorates from Edinburgh and Warwick, amongst other awards.

She has published around fifty books (many subsequently translated into dozens of languages). These include Strengthening Electoral Integrity (CUP 2017), Why Elections Fail (2015), Why Electoral Integrity Matters (2014), Making Democratic Governance Work: The Impact of Regimes on Prosperity, Welfare and Peace (2012), Democratic Deficits: Critical Citizens Revisited (2011), Cosmopolitan Communications (with Inglehart, 2009), Driving Democracy (2008), Radical Right (2005), Sacred and Secular (with Inglehart, 2004, 2010, winner of the 2005 Virginia Hodgkinson Research Prize), Electoral Engineering (2004), Rising Tide (with Inglehart, 2003), Democratic Phoenix (2002), Digital Divide (2001), A Virtuous Circle (2000) (winner of the 2006 Doris A. Graber prize for the best book in political communications), and Political Recruitment (winner of the George Hallet prize). The latest is Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit and Populist-Authoritarianism (CUP 2019, with Inglehart).


  • Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University