Valentine Lomellini is Researcher at the Department of Political and Law Sciences, and International Studies – University of Padua. She earned a Ph.D in Political Systems and Institutional Changes at the Institute of Advanced Studies IMT – Institutions, Markets and Technologies. For her Ph.D thesis, she was awarded the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic. Among her publications: “Les relations dangereuses: The French communists and socialists and the human rights issue in the Eastern countries”, (Peter Lang, 2012); with A. Varsori (eds), I movimenti di contestazione tra gli anni Sessanta e Settanta: la dimensione internazionale di un fenomeno italiano, “Ventunesimo secolo”, no. 34, 2014. She is now publishing her third monograph, “La ‘grande paura rossa’. L’Italia delle spie bolsceviche, 1917-1922” (FrancoAngeli, 2015).