Nicole Curato
Published June 6, 2022

Nicole Curato is a professor of political sociology at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra in Australia. 

Her work examines how democratic politics take root in the aftermath of disasters, armed conflict and urban crime. She has published reports on disinformation campaigns during elections in the Philippines and is an advocate for democratic innovations that can address “fake news.”

She writes about the legacies of authoritarian rule in the Philippines for the Brookings Institution, Persuasion, The Guardian and other publications and think tanks. She regularly collaborates with CNN Philippines in conceptualizing television specials, and occasionally serves as a television presenter. She has hosted documentaries and produced podcasts for various outlets.  

She is the author of the prize-winning book Democracy in a Time of Misery (2019) and an editor of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy

Curato earned her bachelor’s in sociology from the University of the Philippines-Dillman, a master’s in sociology from the University of Manchester in the U.K., and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Birmingham in the U.K.

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Pronouns: she/her

Expertise: fake news, Philippine elections, democratic politics, authoritarianism, political sociology

Languages: English, Tagalog

Location: Canberra, Australia and Manila, Philippines


Twitter: @NicoleCurato

Heard on the Kritike Editorial Board: “Nicole Curato on Philippine Democracy and the Millennial Public”

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