Eleonora Redaelli received her PhD at The Ohio State University in 2008. She worked in the cultural sector in Italy, first, for a public agency and, later on, for a private foundation. After completing her PhD, she coordinated and taught in the arts management program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
She joined University of Oregon in 2013. She has been visiting professor at several institutions such as American University (Rome), Shandong University (Jinan, China), University of International Business and Economics (Beijin) and visiting scholar at Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria, South Africa), University of Ottawa (Canada) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
She specializes in American cultural policy, with a focus on the arts, humanities, and historic preservation. Her research has been published in International Journal of the Arts in Society, City, Culture and Society, Urban Affairs Review, Cultural Trends, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Policy Studies, Urban Geography,Journal of General Education, and Cities. She has published two books with Palgrave: “Arts Management and Cultural Policy Research” (2015), co-authored with Jonathan Paquette, and “Connecting Arts and Place. Cultural Policy and American Cities” (2019). In 2019, she received the UO Faculty Excellence Award.