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Sabina Magliocco – Folklore, Culture & Authenticity, February 2011

Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D., folklorist and Professor of Anthropology at Cal State – Northridge, grew up in Italy and the United States. She has published on witchcraft and Neo-Paganism in Europe and the United States, religion, folklore, foodways, and festival. Her books include “Witching Culture: Folklore and Neo-Paganism in America” (2004), “Neo-Pagan Sacred Art & Altars” (2001), and “The Two Madonnas: the Politics of Festival in a Sardinian Community” (1993, 2005). A recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright and Hewlett fellowships, she is an honorary Fellow of the American Folklore Society. Her non-academic interests include music (she plays guitar and banjo), cooking, gardening and animal welfare.  On this occasion she is presenting at the Cherry Hill Seminary 2011 Winter Conference in California.