Andrea Pieroni

Full Professor of Ethnobotany and Ethnobiology – Rector

Phone: +39 0172 458538
Email: rettore@unisg.it | a.pieroni@unisg.it

Website: andreapieroni.eu

Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9
fraz. Pollenzo – 12042 Bra (Cn)

 

BIOGRAPHY

Trained in medical botany at the University of Pisa, Andrea Pieroni earned his doctorate from the University of Bonn in Germany. He has worked as a Research Assistant at the University of London (2000-2003) and as a tenured Lecturer and, later, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bradford in northern England (2003-2009). From January 2009 he was Associate Professor of Ethnobotany in Pollenzo and from 2016 Full Professor.

Professor Pieroni has served as the Vice-President and President of the International Society of Ethnobiology (2008-2010). He is the founder and Chief Editor of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (ethnobiomed.com) and sits on the boards of diverse international peer-reviewed journals.

Main target communities and study areas are: minorities, diasporas, cultural and geographical boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and especially in the Greater Middle East.

 

INSTITUTIONAL POSITIONS

  • Rector

 

TEACHING ACTIVITY

  • Etnobiologia e Food Scouting [Undergraduate Degree in Gastronomic Sciences and Cultures]
  • Foraging, Nutraceuticals & Sciences for the Kitchen [Undergraduate Degree in Gastronomic Sciences and Cultures]

 

MAIN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREA in UNISG

Mobility

 

SPECIFIC RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Food cultural heritage and its dynamics: neglected ingredients, esp. wild items; recipes evolution; domestic food preparations perceived as “healthy” (food-medicines); traditional fermented foods.
  • Ethnobiology: folk perceptions, categorization, uses, and management of wild plants.
  • Human ecology: cross-cultural and diachronic analyses of LEK (local environmental knowledge) systems; cultural adaptation processes.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS UNISG

 

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