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Pippa Norris

Faculty Associate


Pippa Norris

Pippa Norris has taught at Harvard University for three decades as the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. She is also an affiliated faculty at Harvard’s Department of Government and the founding Director of the Electoral Integrity Project. From 2012-2020 she served as Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government & International Relations at the University of Sydney.

A comparative political scientist, she focuses on democracy, public opinion and elections, political communications, and gender politics. She was the founding director of The Electoral Integrity Project, established in 2012. She is ranked 2nd worldwide in political science citations by Google Scholar, with an H index of .109 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 2022 Warren E. Miller Award by APSA, the 2022 Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award, the 2021 Murray Edelman Lifetime Distinguished Career Award by APSA, the 2020 Samuel Eldersveld award by APSA, the 2019 Charles Merriam award by APSA, the 2017 International Institutional Engagement award, the 2016 Brown Medal for Democracy, the Australian PSA’s 2016 Academic Leadership in Political Science, and other honorary doctorates and book awards.

She has published around fifty books (translated into dozens of languages). The most recent are Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit and Populist-Authoritarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2019, with Inglehart) and In Praise of Skepticism: Trust but Verify (Oxford University Press, 2022). She is currently developing a new book In Praise of Skepticism: Trust but Verify (Oxford University Press, 2022).


  • Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Affiliated Faculty, Department of Government, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University