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
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

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 


Tags: Africa, Aid, Corporate Communications and PR, Corporate Engagement in Development Policy, CSR, Development, Global South, Energy, Tanzania, Nordic Model, Norway, Oil & Gas
Published Nov. 18, 2020 3:17 PM - Last modified Dec. 1, 2020 5:08 PM