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.