Dr. Adrián del Río

Dr. Adrián del Río

Biography

Adrián del Río received his Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in May 2020. Since October 2021, he has been a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, developing his research as a visiting scientist at ZOiS. Del Río's main project is a book manuscript on divisions within the ruling elite in electoral autocracies – dictatorships that hold multi-party elections. It provides a novel theory, data, and research to explain divisions within authoritarian governments and defectors' contributions to regime change. For further and updated information, please visit Adrián del Río's website: www.adelrio.com

Research interests

  • Elite politics
  • Comparative governments
  • Democratisation
  • Authoritarianism
  • Business-politics ties