Siri is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute and research coordinator at PluriCourts Center of Excellence, University of Oslo. Her main research focus is on the role of law and legal institutions in social and political transformation. Recent books include Courts and Power in Latin America and Africa (Palgrave 2010)and Litigating Health Rights: can courts bring more justice to health? (Harvard 2011).