Giorgio Volpe is a historian whose main fields of expertise are the history of political thought, elite theories, history of the socialist parties. He was fellow at the Italian Institute of Historical Studies "Benedetto Croce", where he studied Robert Michels’ sociological theory and political thought.
The participation in the first edition of the “Master of Civic Education” (2008-10) has allowed him to be Post-doctoral researcher at the James Madison Program, Princeton University with a research project on the Italian elitism.
He is a member of the SISSCO (Società italiana per lo studio della storia contemporanea) and of the editorial board of Storia del pensiero politico. He earned his Ph.D. in the History of European Society from the University of Naples "Federico II”, with the thesis History of the Italian syndicalism.