Prof. Donatella della Porta


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Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit

Donatella Della Porta is Professor of Political Science, Dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences and Director of the PhD Program in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, where she also manages the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos).

Among her many research interests are social movements, political violence, terrorism, corruption, and police and protest policing. She has directed a major ERC project "Mobilizing for Democracy" on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. She holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Lausanne, Bucharest, Goteborg, Jyvaskyla and the University of Peloponnese. In 2011, she was awarded the Mattei Dogan Prize  for distinguished achievements in the field of political sociology.

For an up-to-date overview of her publications see google scholar