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Alessandro Tarsia

Alessandro Tarsia

Sessional Instructor


Abbotsford campus

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  • PhD. Candidate, University of Saskatchewan
  • M.A., Università della Calabria (Italy)
  • B.A., Università della Calabria (Italy)

Research Interests

Field of Interest:

Indigenous Histories, Canadian History, History of Medicine, Ethnohistory of the Organized Crime, Gender, History of the Ancient and Modern Mediterranean Area


Dissertation Title:

Alcohol and Tobacco in Stó:lõ History, Historical Consciousness, and Identity, 1850-present: The Dynamics of Stigma and Honour



  • Alessandro Tarsia, Perché la ‘ndrangheta. Antropologia dei calabresi [Why the ‘Ndrangheta. Anthropology of Calabrians] Pungitopo, Gioiosa Marea (ME) 2015. ISBN 978-88-97601 65-4.
  • Alessandro Tarsia, Il pane e il fuoco. L’ergotismo nel meridione d’Italia [Bread and Fire. Ergotism in Southern Italy], Aracne, Roma 2011. ISBN 978-88-548-4318-9.


Refereed Articles:

  • Alessandro Tarsia, “The Devil in the Sheaves. Ergotism in Southern Italy”, in Semiotica. Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, 2013; 195:357-371. DOI 10.1515/sem-2013-0002.

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