Paul Garfinkel

Associate Professor
Office: AQ 6233
Telephone: 778-782-4431

Area of Study:


Future courses may be subject to change.


Ph.D., M.A., Comparative History, Brandeis University; B.A., Anthropology, Macalester College

Research Interests

Modern Italian history; legal and social history; criminal law



  • "A Wide, Invisible Net: Administrative Deportation in Italy, 1863-1871," European History Quarterly 48:1 (2018), 5-33.
  • "Forced Residence in Liberal Italy: A Pre-history, 1815-1865," Journal of Modern Italian Studies 16:1 (2011), 37-58.
  • "In Vino Veritas: The Construction of Alcoholic Disease in Liberal Italy, 1880-1914," in Mack Holt, ed., Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History (Oxford: Berg, 2006), 61-76.

Areas of Graduate Supervision

Modern Europe.


  • Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize for Criminal Law in Liberal and Fascist Italy, American Historical Association, 2017.
  • Small Research Grant, SSHRC, 2017.
  • Small Research Grant, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, 2009.
  • President’s Research Grant, Simon Fraser University, 2007.
  • Best Unpublished Manuscript Prize, Society for Italian Historical Studies, USA, 2005.
  • Essay Prize, Association for the Study of Modern Italy, London, UK, 2004.
  • U.S. Department of Education Graduate Research Fellowship, Rome, Italy, 2000-2001.
  • Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Italy, 1999-2000.