Holly Ann Garnett

Associate Professor, Royal Military College of Canada

Cross-appointed, Queen's University

Honorary Research Fellow, University of East Anglia (UK)



My research examines how electoral integrity can be strengthened throughout the electoral cycle, including the role of election management, registration and voting, cyber-security and election technologies, civic literacy, and campaign finance. My most recent work published on these topics include Cyber-Threats to Canadian Democracy (MQUP, 2022; edited with Michael Pal) and Building Inclusive Elections (Routledge, 2020; edited with Toby S. James).

I am co-director of the Electoral Integrity Project, a global project of academics and practitioners that examines the quality of elections around the world. I am also co-investigator with the Human-Centric Cybersecurity Partnership (HC2P); co-investigator with the Consortium on Electoral Democracy (C-Dem); fellow with the Queen’s Institute for Intergovernmental Relations (IIGR); and collaborator with the Investigate Journalism Foundation’s work on campaign finance in Canada.

I hold a PhD in Political Science from McGill University (2017), a Master of Arts from Queen’s University (2011), and a Bachelor of Arts from Nipissing University (2010). I was an Endeavour Research Fellow at The Australian National University (2017), a visiting fellow at the Åbo Akademi, Finland (2017), a visiting researcher at the University of Sydney (2014), and a Killam Fellow at Cornell University (2009).