Nordland Research Institute
Brigt Dale is a Senior Researcher at Nordland Research Institute, Norway, working out of his office in the Lofoten Islands. He holds a PhD in Political Science and an MD in Visual Anthropology from the University of Tromsø, Norway, and focusses on theory development (particularly on societal transformation, (ontological) security theory, governmentality, biopolitics and cultural theory) and research on the relation between politics, security, and power and resource management, in addition to processes that influence the development of communities. Dale´s empirical research interests includes climate change and societal transformation, petroleum politics/ petrocultures and extractive industries impact on local lives, tourism, aquaculture, and cultural heritage. He has done fieldwork in Tobago (2001), the Lofoten Islands (2008-2010), in Finnmark (2014, 2015) and in Greenland (2014, 2019). He serves as a board member of Nordland Research Institute and is an affiliated professor to IBES (Institute at Brown for Environment and Society) at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA.