Adele Del Sordi (former project staff) was a postdoctoral researcher in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, where she contributed to the project Authoritarianism in a Global Age by looking at the impact of globalization on authoritarian sustainability in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Her research interests include: stability of authoritarian regimes, post-Soviet politics and authoritarian learning. Adele Del Sordi has received a PhD in Political Systems and Institutional Change from the Institute of Advanced Studies IMT in Lucca (Italy). A qualitative scholar, she has conducted extensive fieldwork in Kazakhstan between 2011 and 2017. Since November 2017, Adele Del Sordi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Graduate School of East and South East European Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.
Information about her most recent work can be found at the Graduate School: http://www.gs-oses.de/adele-delsordi-eng.html