Dr. Geoff Haywood

Associate Professor of History
and International Studies

Dr. Haywood has been teaching at Arcadia University since 1992. Born and raised in New Zealand, he earned a B.A. and M.A. (first class honors) from Auckland University. Declining the Domus Scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford University, Dr. Haywood chose instead to pursue his graduate studies at Columbia University, in New York City, where he earned a doctorate in modern European history. His research and publications, focused to date on modern Italy, have been supported by various grants, including from the MacArthur Foundation and the Einaudi Foundation. Dr. Haywood's teaching interests are broad and his courses range from ancient Greece to the modern Mediterranean world. Before coming to Arcadia, he taught for three years in Columbia's Contemporary Civilization program and for two years as a post-doctoral lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. Besides spending his first 26 years in New Zealand, he has lived for nine years in New York City, one year in Rome, and, since 1990, in Philadelphia. He is married with two children and enjoys music, playing his guitar, and (still) playing a weekly pick-up soccer game. He is a die-hard supporter of New Zealand's national rugby team.

Select Publications and Presentations

  • Review of Donald Sassoon, Mussolini and the Rise of Fascism, Modern Italy, vol. 14, n. 3, 2009
  • "Understanding Stefano Jacini," Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 11, n. 4, 2006
  • Failure of a Dream, Olschki/Einaudi, 1999
  • "Sidney Sonnino and the Crisis of Italian Liberalism," paper presented at the New England Historical Society Annual Conference, April 1993
  • The Irrepressible Dream, Annali dell Fondazione Einaudi, XXV, 1991

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