Professor Alessio is a former Canadian Commonwealth Scholar to New Zealand who has authored over 40 books, book chapters and articles. His work on the extreme right has focused on: the politics of radical right influence in Indian popular culture (New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film); the relationship between filibusterism and proto fascism (Small Wars & Insurgencies); the Pacific origins of Germany’s Second Reich (Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies); the Welsh Defence League and extreme nationalism in Wales/Cymru (National Identity); and the relationship between fascism and the EDL (Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture). He is currently about to develop a new project on the occult and Paganism in the contemporary British extreme right. An invited key note speaker to Austria, Dubai and India, his work has attained international prominence in The Hindu and been called a “masterpiece” in the Los Angeles Times.
Specialist research areas:
Imperialism and fascism; proto-fascism; popular culture and the far right; defence leagues in the UK; ultra-nationalism in India.