Nord Norge, Vest og Central Afrika (Kamerun og Den sentralafrikanske republikk)
Etnisitet, ungdom, globalisering, konflikter og urbanisering
Visuell Antropologi og inkluderende visuelle metoder i forskning. Lokalsamfunnsdialoger
Trond is associated professor at VCS and holds a Ph.D in Social Anthropology with specialization in Visual Anthropology. Trond has done research in Northern Norway and Northern Cameroon, where he has explored the themes of youths, urbanisation, ethnicity, gender, religion and visual anthropology.
He defended his PhD thesis on youth culture and urbanisation in the highly heterogeneous town Ngaoundéré in Northern Cameroon in September 2003. In this work Trond has worked intensively with seven different youth milieus, consisting members of eleven ethnic groups, Muslim and Christians, students and illiterates, immigrants and "natives", all this to identify development of identity and group dynamics in this culturally highly complex setting. All these milieus have been studied through the use of different visual tools.