Paul-Marie T. Arpaia (associate professor; PhD, Georgetown University, 1999) graduated from Washington & Lee University with a BA in history and French. He earned his MA in European history at Georgetown University and studied in Italy as a “perfezionando” (graduate fellow) at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He earned his PhD in modern European history at Georgetown University.
Dr. Arpaia teaches courses in modern Italian and German history at IUP. He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Italian culture and politics. He is currently completing a biography of Luigi Federzoni, a cofounder of the Italian Nationalist Party and a leading Fascist political and cultural figure.
Dr. Arpaia was the winner of the Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome for 2007–08. He is a Fellow at the Academy and a member of its Council of Fellows for the 2010–12 term. Since 1999, he has been the editor of H-Italy, one of the many networks that make up H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine. H-Italy’s 1,000 members represent over 450 colleges, universities, and cultural institutions in 30 countries around the world. Dr. Arpaia also serves on its advisory board.