Naji Sulaiman

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Applied Botany
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Email: n.sulaiman@unisg.it

University of Gastronomic Sciences | Pollenzo Campus
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9
fraz. Pollenzo – 12042 Bra (Cn) – Italy

 

BIOGRAPHY

Naji Sulaiman (Tartous, Syria, 1990) is an assistant professor of environmental and applied botany.

A PhD graduate in Tropical Agrobiology and Bioresources Management from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. From the same university, he was awarded a Master’s degree in the Tropical Crop Management and Ecology program, and prior to that, a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from Tishreen University in Latakia, Syria.

Throughout the past years, Naji has mainly focused on ethnobotanical studies in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East regions. His research activities highlighted the role of ethnobotany under turbulent and critical/warfare circumstances. He has especially investigated the importance of wild plant traditional knowledge in emergency times. His research interests include the study of plants within different contexts such as food and beverage cultures, the Mediterranean diet, food heritage and perceptions, food security and sovereignty, and sustainable food systems.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine and a regular reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed academic journals.

 

MAIN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREA in UNISG

Environment

 

SPECIFIC RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Ethnobotany
  • Plant-based food culture
  • Plants in traditional food systems
  • Wild plants in the Mediterranean diet

 

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