Nicole Curato is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She is the author of several books including Democracy in a Time of Misery: From Spectacular Tragedies to Deliberative Action (2019, Oxford University Press) and Power in Deliberative Democracy: Norms, Forums, Systems (2019, Palgrave, with Marit Hammond and John Min). She has won a number of prestigious research grants, including the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Research Award for her work on democratic innovations in post-disaster situations. Nicole is the Editor of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy and co-chair of the European Consortium for Political Research’s Standing Group on Democratic Innovations. Aside from her academic work, Nicole is actively engaged in broadcast, print, and digital media, with her work published and featured in outlets including The New York Times, Al Jazeera English, The Financial Times, among others. Prior to her appointment at the University of Canberra, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian National University. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Manchester and University of Birmingham.