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Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9
fraz. Pollenzo – 12042 Bra (Cn)
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.
Andrea Pieroni was Rector of the University of Gastronomic Sciences from 2017 to August 2021.
- 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
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
- DiGe – Ethnobotany of divided generations in the context of centralization
- SASS – Sustainable Agri-Food System Strategies
- BIOESSaNS – Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Sacred Natural Sites
- UNHCR – Food for Inclusion
- GLN – Green Learning Network