Kristin Strømsnes is a Visiting Democracy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School – Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. She received her dr. degree in Political Science from Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, where she currently (since 2010) is a Professor. She also holds an adjunct position at the Uni Research Rokkan Centre. Her research area is within the field of political participation and mobilization, with a special focus on civil society and the voluntary sector. She was one of the founders of Norwegian Centre for Research on Civil Society and Voluntary Sector in 2008, and served as research coordinator for the center the first five years. Her latest books include “Scandinavian Civil Society and Social Transformation” (2018, ed. with B. Enjolras) and “Civic Engagement in Scandinavia” (2018, ed. with L. S. Henriksen and L. Svedberg). In addition, she has published several books, journal articles and book chapters about the Norwegian environmental movement, about variations in political participation and the emergence of new participation forms, and about trust and social capital. Lately she has also done research about the Nordic indigenous people, the Sámi, and is currently involved in two research projects related to this topic – one about Sámi civil society and one about the effect of Sámi moving out of the traditional Sámi areas and into the bigger cities. Furthermore, Strømsnes played an active role in the establishment of the Norwegian Citizen Panel; a researcher-driven internet-panel and lab for data collection at the University of Bergen, she led the research group on Citizenship, Organization, Representation and Election at the Department of Comparative Politics from 2012 to 2015, and she chaired the committee for celebration of the 100-years anniversary for women voting rights at the University of Bergen. Among her latest teaching responsibilities are a BA-course in political mobilization and a MA-course about the use of lab-experiments in political science. The past 5 years she has also been responsible for the PhD-program at the Department of Comparative Politics.