Lorenzo Cello is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Political and Social Science of the University of Bologna (Italy). He holds a BA and a MA in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a PhD in Political Science (2017) from the University of Queensland, where he taught politics and international relations at graduate and undergraduate level.

His research interests lie at the intersection between international relations theory and the history of international thought. By adopting an approach that combines history and theory, his research attempts to recover some forgotten (or misunderstood) intellectual resources in order to shed light on international relations and world politics today. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Review of International Studies; Global Intellectual History) and presented at several international conferences (e.g International Studies Association, London School of Economics, Italian Standing Group of International Relations, Australian Political Science Association, and Oceanic Conference on International Studies).