Donatella Della Porta is a 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 leads the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos). Her research focuses on social movements, political violence, terrorism, corruption, the police, and protest policing. She has directed a major European Research Council project Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. She is the author or editor of 90 books, 150 journal articles and 150 contributions in edited volumes. Her recent publications include Social Movements: An Introduction (3rd edition), Can Social Movements Save Democracy?, Contesting Higher Education, and Late Neoliberalism and its Discontents.