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Nicole Curato is a Discovery Early Career Research Award Fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled ‘Democracy in the Age of Misery,’ which seeks to develop a defensible theory of democracy amidst widespread suffering.

She first joined the Centre as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Australian National University in 2011 where she worked on an ARC linkage project on the Australian Citizens' Parliament with John Dryzek and Simon Niemeyer.

Before moving to Australia, Nicole completed her BA, MA and PhD in Sociology at the University of the Philippines, University of Manchester, and University of Birmingham, respectively. She is a regular visiting scholar the Department of Government at Uppsala University.

Her work has been published in Policy Sciences, Current Sociology, European Political Science Review and Acta Politica, among others. She is the convener of the First and Second Deliberative Democracy Summer School.

She is a regular contributor of Rappler.com and CNN Philippines and has served as resource person for The New Yorker, The Australian, Vox, Wall Street Journal, ABC News, among others. 

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 2010 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Medical Populism

Lasco, G. & CURATO, N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Social Science and Medicine. 221, p. 1-8 8 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public Health
Health Communication

Power in Deliberative Democracy: Norms, Forums, Systems

CURATO, N., Hammond, M. & Min, J. B., 2019, New York, US: Palgrave Macmillan. 202 p. (Political Philosophy and Public Purpose)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

deliberative democracy
political system
1 Citation (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Beyond the spectacle: slow-moving disasters in post-Haiyan Philippines

CURATO, N., 2 Jan 2018, In : Critical Asian Studies. 50, 1, p. 58-66 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
everyday experience

Deliberation in Democracy's Dark Times

CURATO, N. & Parry, L. J., 2018, In : Journal of Public Deliberation. 14, 2, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate


Deliberative Democracy and Comparative Democratisation Studies

CURATO, N. & Steiner, J., 2018, Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy. Oxford University Press, p. 1-9 9 p. (Oxford Handbooks).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

deliberative democracy
collective decision