Tyler Barrott

Doctoral Research Fellow - Centre for Development and Environment
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Visiting address Sandakerveien 130 Bygg 2 0484 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1116 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Research interests

  • The Norwegian energy industry in Africa
  • Norad's Oil for Development (OfD) program
  • Conflict and collaboration between civil society and the petroleum industry
  • Appalachia's "shale boom," with a particular focus on Norwegian and European involvement
  • Historical discourse analysis and rhetoric

Contemporary historian focused on the intersection of Norwegian aid policy, civil society, and commercial energy interests in the Global South. My doctoral project, Big Oil and Troubled Waters: Corporate Interests, Civil Society, and the Forging of a Norwegian Energy Discourse in Tanzania (1970-2020), takes an in-depth look at how corporate, civil society, and state interests leveraged discursive influence to shape the evolution of Tanzania's energy sector from 1970 to 2020.


  • Master’s degree in peace and conflict studies, University of Oslo. Thesis: The New Middle Way: The Confluence of Petroleum and the Environment in Official Norwegian Discourses on the High North (2018).
  • Bachelor's degree in political science, Indiana University Bloomington 


Tags: Africa, Aid, Corporate Communications and PR, Corporate Engagement in Development Policy, CSR, Development, Global South, Energy, Tanzania, Nordic Model, Norway, Oil & Gas, Appalachia
Published Nov. 18, 2020 3:17 PM - Last modified May 31, 2021 11:15 AM