Tom Bratrud

Postdoctoral fellow
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Academic Interests

Topics: Social organisation, worldviews, continuity and change, religion, morality and values.

Regional interests: Melanesia, Oceania, the Nordic countries.

Teaching

Higher education and employment history

Education:

  • PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2018
  • Master of Arts in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2011

Previous academic positions:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies, University of South-Eastern Norway, 2019-2021.
  • Senior lecturer, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2018-2019.
  • Seminar leader, Religion and Power, Kulturstudier/OsloMET (India), 2011.

Honoraria

Cooperation

Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group

Tags: Social organisation, Cosmology, Social change, Religion, Morality, Values

Publications

Bratrud, Tom. 2022 (in press). Fire on the Island: Fear, Hope and a Christian Revival in Vanuatu. Berghahn Books.

Bratrud, Tom. 2021. What is Love? The Complex Relation between Values and Practice in VanuatuJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 27(3). DOI: 10.1111/1467-9655.13546

Bratrud, Tom. 2021. Asserting Land, Estranging Kin: On Competing Relations of Dependence in Vanuatu. Oceania 91(2). DOI: 10.1002/ocea.5305

Bratrud, Tom. 2020. Paradoxes of (In)security and Moral Regeneration in Vanuatu and BeyondJournal of Extreme Anthropology 4(1):177-197. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5617/jea.7395

Bratrud, Tom og Tuva Broch (red.). 2020. Hjem(met) i og etter Gullestad (temanummer). Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift 31(1-2).

Bratrud, Tom. 2019. Ambiguity in a Charismatic Revival: Inverting Gender, Age and Power Relations in Vanuatu. Ethnos. DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2019.1696855 

Bratrud, Tom. 2019. Fear and Hope in Vanuatu Pentecostalism. Paideuma: Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde 65(1): 111-132.

Rangelov, Tihomir, Tom Bratrud og Julie Barbour. 2019. Ahamb (Malekula, Vanuatu) – Language Context. Language Documentation and Description 16(1).

Bratrud, Tom. 2018. The Salvesen Ami Dance: Custom, Christianity and Cultural Creativity in South Malekula. Kon-Tiki Museum Occasional Papers no.15. Oslo: The Kon-Tiki Museum. ISBN: 978-82-92967-18-8/ISSN: 0802-6491.

Bratrud, Tom. 2018. Fire on the Island: The Transformative Power of a Christian Revival in Vanuatu. PhD thesis. University of Oslo

Bratrud, Tom. 2017. Spiritual War: Revival, Child Prophecies, and a Battle over Sorcery in Vanuatu. In K.M. Rio, M. MacCarthy & R. Blanes (eds). Pentecostalism and Witchcraft: Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia. New York: Palgrave MacMillan (Available as Open Access)

Bratrud, Tom. 2014. Review of Foodways and Empathy: Relatedness in a Ramu River Society, Papua New Guinea, in Anthropos 109 (2): 733-734

F. Sam, T. Sam, H. Peter, G. Thomas, M. Tom, T. Bratrud (eds). 2014. Some Stories and Songs from Ahamb Island. In Ahamb Language and Bislama. Port Vila: Vanuatu Cultural Centre

Bratrud, Tom. 2013. Bisnis, Risriskure, Sociality: Melanesian Egality and Monetary Modernity on Ahamb, Vanuatu, in Norwegian Anthropological Journal, (24) 2:100-111. 

Bratrud, Tom. 2012. Social and Cultural Aspects of Climate Change and other Environmental Hazards: Experiences from Ahamb Island, South Malakula, Vanuatu. Report for Vanuatu Cultural Centre and Vanuatu Department of Meteorology.

  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). What is love? The complex relation between values and practice in Vanuatu. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  ISSN 1359-0987. . doi: 10.1111/1467-9655.13546
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020). Paradoxes of (In)security and Moral Regeneration in Vanuatu and Beyond. Journal of Extreme Anthropology.  ISSN 2535-3241.  4(1), s 177- 197 . doi: 10.5617/jea.7395 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bratrud, Tom (2019). Ambiguity in a Charismatic Revival: Inverting Gender, Age and Power Relations in Vanuatu. Ethnos.  ISSN 0014-1844.  s 1- 19 . doi: 10.1080/00141844.2019.1696855 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bratrud, Tom (2019). Fear and Hope in Vanuatu Pentecostalism. Paideuma: Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde.  ISSN 0078-7809.  65, s 111- 132 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Rangelov, Tihomir; Bratrud, Tom & Barbour, Julie (2019). Ahamb (Malekula, Vanuatu) – Language Context. Language Documentation and Description.  ISSN 1740-6234.  16, s 86- 126 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2017). Spiritual War: Revival, Child Prophesies, and a Battle Over Sorcery in Vanuatu, In Knut Rio; Michelle MacCarthy & Ruy Llera Blanes (ed.),  Pentecostalism and Witchcraft: Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-319-56068-7.  Chapter 8.  s 211 - 233 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bratrud, Tom (2013). Bisnis, risriskure, sosialitet - Melanesisk egalitet og pengebasert modernitet på Ahamb, Vanuatu. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  24(2), s 100- 111

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  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). The Salvesen Ami Dance: Custom, Christianity and Cultural Creativity in South Malekula, Vanuatu. Kon-Tiki Museum. Occasional Papers.  ISBN 978-82-92967-18-8.  111 s.
  • Gjøstein, Dagrun Kyte; Knutsen, Lene Vea; Bratrud, Tom; Christensen, Elise; Bardalen, Ingunn; Thorbjørnsen, Vilde Fastvold; Torbjørnsen, Betina & Resset, Heidi (2011). Betwixt & Between 2011. Betwixt & Between, Sosialantropologisk institutt.  ISBN 978-82-90835-37-3.  153 s.

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  • Bratrud, Tom (2020, 20. juni). - Et gjensidig avhengighetsforhold.  Valdresmagasinet (Avisa-Valdres).
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020, 20. juni). - Et gjensigig avhengighetsforhold.  Valdresmagasinet (Avisa-Valdres).
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020). Frå Valdres til Vanuatu.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020, 03. juli). Går mot hyttesommer i Norge. [TV].  NRK Nyheter.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020, 28. april). Hvorfor blir det krangel mellom fastboende og hytteeiere?. [Radio].  NRK P1 Østlandssendingen.
  • Lien, Marianne Elisabeth & Bratrud, Tom (2020, 08. april). Hytta, korona og drømmen om å klare seg selv.  Aftenposten.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2019). Fire on the Island. Fear, hope and a Christian revival movement in Vanuatu.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018, 05. mars). Born blei kristna for å redde stillehavsøy frå moralsk krise. [Internett].  https://forskning.no/2018/03/born-blei-kristna-redde-stilleh.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018, 08. april). Cargo-kultene i Stillehavet. [Radio].  https://radio.nrk.no/serie/mellom-himmel-og-jord/DMTL0400141.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018, 27. mars). Disputerte med guddommeliggjorte barn.  Avisa Valdres.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). Fire on the Island: The Transformative Power of a Christian Revival in Vanuatu.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018, 05. november). Hva er en hvit elefant?. [Radio].  NRK Østlandssendingen.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018, 03. april). Når en vekkelse tar et samfunn. [Radio].  NRK P2. Program: Ekko.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018, 15. april). The Prince Phillip Movement. [Radio].  NRK P1. Mellom himmel og jord.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015, 20. november). Black Friday. [TV].  NRK, Østlandssendingen.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015, 23. mai). Dette bør du ikke gi til jul. [Internett].  NRK Nordland.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015, 20. desember). Gaver - limet som holder oss sammen. [Radio].  NRK P2, Ytring.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015, 20. desember). Julegaver betyr mye for oss. [Internett].  NRK Ytring.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015, 30. november). Stedstilhørighet og flytting by-land. [Radio].  NRK, Østlandssendingen.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2014). Review of Foodways and Empathy. Relatedness in a Ramu River Society, Papua New Guinea. Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde.  ISSN 0257-9774.

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Published Aug. 22, 2013 10:03 AM - Last modified June 12, 2021 3:12 PM

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