Augusto Ferraiuolo is a Lecturer and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Anthropology of Boston University. His work focuses on ritual and performances in a transnational and diasporic perspective. He published several books and articles in both English and Italian, including The Tammorra: Dance and Music of Southern Italy (2016) and Religious Festive Practices in Boston’s North End: Ephemeral Identities in an Italian-American Community (2009). He also served as a consultant for the edited Alan Lomax: Italian Treasury: Folk Music and Song of Italy (1999). Since 2011, he has been the Director of the Intimate Lens International Ethnographic Film Festival. He is also a musician who has performed in many sessions in Ireland, Italy, and the USA. His most recent recording is Riverrun, with the Irish-Italian band àr meitheal.