Tyler Barrott

Doctoral Research Fellow - Senter for utvikling og miljø
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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)

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

I am a contemporary historian focused on the intersection of Norwegian aid policy, civil society, and commercial energy interests in the Global South. My doctoral project, Electric Aspirations, Offshore Ambitions: The Tanzanian-Norwegian Energy Relationship, 1970-2020, takes an in-depth look at how economic, civil society, and state interests coalesced 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


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