Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, grew up in Italy and the United States.  She has published on religion, folklore, foodways, festival, witchcraft and Neo-Paganism in Europe 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 also serves as editor of Western Folklore .   Her non-academic interests include music (she plays guitar and banjo), gardening and animal welfare: she is Faculty Advisor of the CSUN Cat People, a group dedicated to humane population control and maintenance of campus feral cats.


Address: Department of Anthropology, CSUN

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  • Le due Marie di Bessude: festa e trasformazione sociale in Sardegna (Ozieri, Italy: Edizioni Il Torchietto, 1995)




Oss Tales & Oss Oss Wee Oss Redux: Beltane in Berkeley (with John Bishop); Media Generation Productions, 2007.



ANTH 152, “Culture and Human Behavior”

ANTH 222, “Visions of the Sacred”

ANTH 326, “Introduction to Folklore”

ANTH 356, “Peoples and Cultures of the Mediterranean”

            ANTH 424, “The Supernatural in the Modern World”

            ANTH 475, “Ethnographic Research Methods”

            ANTH 490C, “Seminar: Witchcraft in Anthropological Perspective”

            ANTH 490C, “Seminar: Dynamics of Oppositionality and Resistance”

ANTH 516, “Ethnography as Narrative”

            ANTH 602, “Problems in Cultural Anthropology”




Click here to see photos from Prof. Magliocco’s fieldwork:

Ø      Sardinia, 1984-2001

Ø      Neo-Pagans in America, 1993-present

Ø      May Day in Padstow, Cornwall, 2004

Ø      Folk Healing in Italy, 2005


Click here to see Prof. Magliocco’s cats!