Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Antonio Nicaso

Lecturer

Research interests: Calabrian mafia (known as 'ndrangheta), organized crime

Email: an65@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-2112
Office: Kingston Hall 417
Office hours: Tuesdays 3-5 pm

About

Professor Antonio Nicaso is a bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, a researcher and an internationally recognized expert on organized crime. He has published 30 books on Mafia and Mafia-type criminal organizations.

He is a regular consultant to governments and law-enforcement agencies around the world. Beside his appointment at Queen's, he is also a lecturer at several other universities: Italian School of Middlebury College, Oakland, USA and  St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario.

He sits on the Advisory Board of the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, at York University (Toronto); on the International Advisory Council of the Italian Institute of Strategic Studies “Niccolò Machiavelli” in Rome (Italy), and on the Expert Advisory Committee on Bullying, Intimidation and Gang Violence in Montreal.

He is also the President of Centro Scuola e Cultura, in Toronto.

Teaching

LLCU 213: The Social History of Organized Crime in Canada
LLCU 214: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth
LLCU 214: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth