Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge.
She grew up in Italy and the United States. A recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright and Hewlett fellowships, and an honorary Fellow of the American Folklore Society, she has published on religion, folklore, foodways, festival and witchcraft in Europe and the United States.
Her books include The Two Madonnas: the Politics of Festival in a Sardinian Community (1993 & 2005), Neo-Pagan Sacred Art and Altars: Making Things Whole (2001), and Witching Culture: Folklore and Neo-Paganism in America (2004). Along with documentary film maker John M. Bishop, she produced and directed a set of documentary films entitled Oss Tales (2007), on a May Day custom in Cornwall and in California.
Her current project involves tracing the roots of Italian American folk magic and healing traditions.