Paul Arpaia

  • Paul ArpaiaAssociate Professor

    • Office: 304I Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    • Phone: 724-357-2284
    • Email:

    Fall 2020 Office Hours

    • To be determined


    • PhD and MA, Georgetown University
    • BA, Washington & Lee University

    Academic Interests

    • Modern Italian and German history
    • Film history 
    • Antisemitism and the Holocaust


    Paul-Marie T. Arpaia studied in Italy as a “perfezionando” (graduate fellow) at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. 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.

    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. Arpaia also serves on its advisory board.

    Fall 2020 Courses

    • HIST 198 - Explorations in Global History

    Spring 2021 Courses

    • To be determined