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Augusto Salvatore Cacopardo

Augusto Salvatore Cacopardo, Italian anthropologist, educator, researcher. Certified teacher, 1985. Visiting scholar University California, Berkeley, 1991-1992.


  • Cacopardo, Augusto Salvatore was born on August 6, 1950 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Son of Santi Cacopardo and Gianna Bruno.

  • Education

    • Graduate, University Florence, Italy, 1974.


    • Teacher primary school, Fiesole, Italy, 1982-1984. Teacher Giotto Ulivi, Borgo San Lorenzo, Italy, since 1986. Professor Scuola di Specializzazione per L'Insegnamento Superiore University di Pisa, Italy, since 2001.

      Professor University Firense, Italy, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, 1985.


    • Co-author: Gates of Peristan, 2001. Contributor: Shamanic Cosmos, 1999. Member editorial board Hindukush and Karakorum Studies, Pakistan, since 1996.

      Contributor articles to professional journals, including L'Universo, Ethnology, East and West, others.


    Board directors Festival dei Popoli, Florence, since 1998. Member A Temple for Peace, Florence, since 2000. Committee member A Tent for Peace, Florence, since 1997.

    Member American Anthropological Association, Association Italiana Science Etno-Antropologiche, Istituto Italiano l'Africa e l'Oriente, Center Interuniv. Ricerca sullo Sciamanismo Eurasiatico, Amnesty International.



    Hiking, travel, gardening.


    • Married Silvia Lelli, May 23, 1988.
    • father: Santi Cacopardo
    • mother: Gianna Bruno
    • spouse: Silvia Lelli
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    Born August 6, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1974
      University Florence
    • 1982 - 1984
      Teacher, primary school
      Fiesole, Toscana, Italy
    • 1986
      teacher, Giotto Ulivi
      Borgo San Lorenzo, Toscana, Italy
    • 2001
      professor, Scuola di Specializzazione per L'Insegnamento Superiore University di Pisa