Tom Bratrud

Postdoctoral fellow
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Academic Interests

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

Regional interests: Melanesia, Oceania, the Nordic countries.

Teaching

Higher education and employment history

Education:

  • PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2018
  • MA 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, Urbanity, Rurality

Publications

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

Bratrud, Tom. 2018. The Salvesen Ami Dance: Custom, Christianity and Cultural Creativity in South Malekula, Vanuatu. Kon-Tiki Museum Occasional Papers no.15. Oslo: The Kon-Tiki Museum.


Special Journal Issues/edited volumes
Bratrud, Tom, Ingjerd Hoëm & Keir Martin (eds). 2021. Dependence in Oceania (special issue). Oceania 91(2).

Bratrud, Tom & Tuva Broch (eds). 2020. (The) Home in and after Gullestad (special issue). Norwegian Anthropological Journal 31(1-2).


Peer-reviewed articles
Bratrud, Tom & Marianne E. Lien. 2021. The Cabin, the Village and the City: Negotiating Belonging in Times of Crisis. Norwegian Anthropological Journal 32(2): 55-71. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1504-2898-2021-02-02

Bratrud, Tom. 2021. What is Love? The Complex Relation between Values and Practice in VanuatuJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 27(3): 461-477. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9655.13546.

Bratrud, Tom. 2021. Asserting Land, Estranging Kin: On Competing Relations of Dependence in Vanuatu. Oceania 91(2): 280-295. 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. 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 & Julie Barbour. 2019. Ahamb (Malekula, Vanuatu) – Language Context. Language Documentation and Description 16(1): 86-126.

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

Book chapters
Bratrud, Tom. 2021. The Sorcerer as Folk Devil in Contemporary Melanesia. In Martin Demant Frederiksen & Ida Harboe Knudsen (eds.). Modern Folk Devils: Contemporary Constructions of Evil. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 47–61. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-13-3.

Bratrud, Tom. 2017. Spiritual War: Revival, Child Prophecies, and a Battle over Sorcery in Vanuatu. In Knut M. Rio, Michelle MacCarthy & Ruy Blanes (eds). Pentecostalism and Witchcraft: Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan, 211–233. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56068-7_9.

 

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

Felix Sam, Tomsen Sam, Hedrick Peter, Graham Thomas, Morvel Tom & Tom Bratrud (eds). 2014. Some Stories and Songs from Ahamb Island. In Ahamb Language and Bislama. Port Vila: Vanuatu Cultural Centre.

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.


Media and talks
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  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). The Sorcerer as Folk Devil in Contemporary Melanesia. Helsinki University Press (HUP). ISBN 9789523690547.
  • 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 p.
  • Gjøstein, Dagrun Kyte; Knutsen, Lene Vea; Bratrud, Tom; Christensen, Elise; Bardalen, Ingunn & Thorbjørnsen, Vilde Fastvold [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2011). Betwixt & Between 2011. Betwixt & Between, Sosialantropologisk institutt. ISBN 978-82-90835-37-3. 153 p.

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  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). Om gaven, i "Ukeslutt", NRK P2. NRK, P2.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). «Hvem er egentlig viktigst her?»:Forhandling om tilhørighet, definisjonsmakt og fremtid i hyttebygda Fjelldal .
  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). Work from nature, save a community: The social grounds and implications of a tech co-working space in rural Norway.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). Hvem er vi, og hvem vil vi være i framtida? Avisa Valdres.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). Tom Cruise-effekten. NRK.no.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). Fra landsbystudier i Melanesia til den nordiske bygd: Muligheter og utfordringer med ‘den holistiske tilnærmingen’ i digitaliserte hverdagsliv.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). Asserting Land, Estranging Kin: On Competing Relations of Dependence in Vanuatu. Oceania. ISSN 0029-8077. doi: 10.1002/ocea.5305.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2021). Usikker på munnbind-reglene? Dette må du vite. [Internet]. TV2.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020). Frå Valdres til Vanuatu.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020). Går mot hyttesommer i Norge. [TV]. NRK Nyheter.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020). - Et gjensidig avhengighetsforhold. [Newspaper]. Valdresmagasinet (Avisa-Valdres).
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020). - Et gjensigig avhengighetsforhold. [Newspaper]. Valdresmagasinet (Avisa-Valdres).
  • Bratrud, Tom (2020). Hvorfor blir det krangel mellom fastboende og hytteeiere? [Radio]. NRK P1 Østlandssendingen.
  • Lien, Marianne Elisabeth & Bratrud, Tom (2020). Hytta, korona og drømmen om å klare seg selv. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2019). Fire on the Island. Fear, hope and a Christian revival movement in Vanuatu.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). Hva er en hvit elefant? [Radio]. NRK Østlandssendingen.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). The Prince Phillip Movement. [Radio]. NRK P1. Mellom himmel og jord.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). Cargo-kultene i Stillehavet. [Radio]. https://radio.nrk.no/serie/mellom-himmel-og-jord/DMTL0400141.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). Når en vekkelse tar et samfunn. [Radio]. NRK P2. Program: Ekko.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). Disputerte med guddommeliggjorte barn. [Newspaper]. Avisa Valdres.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). Born blei kristna for å redde stillehavsøy frå moralsk krise. [Internet]. https://forskning.no/2018/03/born-blei-kristna-redde-stilleh.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015). Dette bør du ikke gi til jul. [Internet]. NRK Nordland.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015). Stedstilhørighet og flytting by-land. [Radio]. NRK, Østlandssendingen.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015). Black Friday. [TV]. NRK, Østlandssendingen.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015). Julegaver betyr mye for oss. [Internet]. NRK Ytring.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2015). Gaver - limet som holder oss sammen. [Radio]. NRK P2, Ytring.
  • 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.
  • Bratrud, Tom (2018). Fire on the Island: The Transformative Power of a Christian Revival in Vanuatu. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo.

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Published Aug. 22, 2013 10:03 AM - Last modified Dec. 14, 2021 10:10 AM

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