Antonio Nicaso

Antonio Nicaso



Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Arts and Science


Kingston Hall 420

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


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. Besides 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.


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