Augusto’s work focuses on ritual and performances in a transnational and diasporic perspective. Under this general frame his research topics are diversified: from vernacular healing to religious festive practices in North America, from Southern Italian folk music and dance to traditional Irish music sessions in New England, Ireland and Italy. A theoretical unity is the dynamic between communality and subjectivity underlying his research’s themes.
HIs last book is Rites of Spontaneity. Communality and Subjectivity in Traditional Irish Music Sessions.
- Boston University