Marino Niola, a journalist and anthropologist of the contemporary, was born in Naples. He has taught at the Università degli Studi di Napoli as well as universities in Padua and Trieste, where, in 1999, he was one of the founders of the first Italian degree in Intercultural Sciences and Technologies. At the Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa di Napoli, where he is professor Anthropology of Symbols, Cultural Anthropology and Nutritional Anthropology, he created the Master’s in Traditions and Cultures of Mediterranean Nutrition, to which he was also scientific coordinator. In 2015, with the anthropologist Elisabetta Moro and the MedEatResearch, he reworked the traditional Universal Pyramid of the Mediterranean Diet, extending to social practice. He dedicates part of his research to the relationship between tradition and change in contemporary society, the processes of globalisation and localism that inspire the symbols, mythologies and imaginaries of the ‘glocal’ village. A popular science commentator for Italian, French and Swiss television and radio, he is a columnist for “Repubblica” and in the magazine “Venerdì di Repubblica” he has the “Miti d’oggi” column; he also works with “Le Nouvel Observateur”, “Il caffè” di Locarno and “Il Mattino” in Naples. 

Anthropologist Marino Niola explains the origin and the different meanings of the term diet.

Video by: Annalisa Rascato and Rossella Galletti. Editing by: Annalisa Rascato
Subtitles by: Mariangela Bianco and Francesca Magnani
Document by: Mariangela Bianco
Translate by: Francesca Magnani
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Realized: 16-09-2016
Marino Niola

Marino Niola

Date of birth: 04-09-1943
City: Napoli
Education: University
Profession: Anthropologist, Journalist, University Professor and Scientific Disclosure
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

- 02:20 Mediterranean Diet: multiple meanings for one lifestyle

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
City: Napoli
District: NA
Altitude: 17m s.l.m.

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