Thea Rugtvedt Eide is a student at the MA programme in Sociology at the University of Oslo. Her current academic interest is political sociology and research on power and democracy. In her thesis she studies changes in the reliance on experts and academic knowledge in norwegian politics, by looking at citation patterns in Norwegian public inquiry reports (NOU). Her thesis is part of the EUREX project and her supervisors at ARENA is Cathrine Holst and Stine Hesstvedt.
Eide holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Oslo. As part of her bachelors degree, she spent a semester at McGill University in Montreal.