Contemporary historian highly interested in the intersection of Norwegian aid policy and economic interests in the Global South. Barrott's doctoral project, Petro Aid: Norway’s Discursive Influence on Tanzanian Development (1970-2018), takes a deeper look at how Norwegian aid and petroleum interests coalesced to influence discourses around Tanzanian energy and development politics over time, as well as Tanzanian civil society, with a particular focus on NORAD’s Oil for Development (OfD) program and the Norwegian petroleum industry's involvement in the country.
More broadly, Barrott is also interested in the following topics:
- The activities of Nordic Multinational Companies in the Global South, with a particular focus on the energy industry and civil society engagement
- The historical use of the Nordic Model in corporate PR and branding efforts
- NORAD’s Oil for Development program
- Historical discourse analysis and methodology in contemporary history
- 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
- Fjellberg, Anders. "Ber om store endringer i olje-bistand." E24, October 23, 2020.