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Trond Waage

Associate professor, Visual Anthropology
Institutt for samfunnsvitenskap


Northern Norway, West and Central Africa (Cameroon, The Central African Republic, Mali)

Migration, Clandestine refugees, urbanisation,  Boko Haram, the conflict in the Central African Republic, the Anglophone Crisis

Visual Anthropology and inclusive visual methods

Local community dialouges

Research as collaboration

 The Visual Anthropology of the North

Arbeider i CRIStin

  • Kvamme, Maria Fredriksen; Wang, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson; Waage, Trond; Risør, Mette Bech. Careful expressions of social aspects: How local professionals in high school settings, municipal services, and general practice communicate care to youth presenting persistent bodily complaints. Health and Social Care in the community 2019. ISSN 0966-0410.s doi: 10.1111/hsc.12762.

  • Østbye, Silje Vagli; Kvamme, Maria Fredriksen; Wang, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson; Haavind, Hanne; Waage, Trond; Risør, Mette Bech. ‘Not a film about my slackness’: Making sense of medically unexplained illness in youth using collaborative visual methods. Health 2018. ISSN 1363-4593.s doi: 10.1177/1363459318785696.

  • Waage, Trond; Førde, Anniken. Let's build a waterfall!. Journal of Anthropological Films 2018; Volum 2 (2). ISSN 2535-437X.s doi: 10.15845/jaf.v2i2.1569.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Discursive: Stories of Resistance. ACTAR 2018 ISBN 9781948765060.s 60 - 67.

  • Waage, Trond. Å gjenkjenne usikkerhet Film, antropologiske oppdagelsesprosedyrer og kunnskap om livet blant migranter i urbane Kamerun. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift 2018 (3-4). ISSN 0802-7285.s 199 - 220.s doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2898-2018-03-04-07.

  • Waage, Trond. Vulnerability and Trust: Migrants in Search of a Better Position in Urban Northern Cameroon. Lexington Books 2018 ISBN 978-1-4985-8407-4.s 91 - 114.

  • Waage, Trond. Confronting realities through reflexive visual storytelling. Ethnographic film courses for teenage girls. Editions des Archives Contemporaines 2016 ISBN 9782813002457.s 105 - 119.

  • Waage, Trond. Mutual dependency: Young male migrants from the Central African Republic in urban Cameroon. Die Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 2015; Volum 140 (1). ISSN 0044-2666.s 111 - 130.

  • Waage, Trond. Seeing Together. Towards a Shared Anthropology with Visual Tools. Liverpool University Press 2013 ISBN 9781846318917.s 157 - 173.


  • Waage, Trond; Hope, Siren. Ungdomsblikk. Identitetsforhandling på film. Orkana Forlag 2012 ISBN 978-82-8104-218-6.s 105 - 116.

  • Wang, Catharina E.; Hope, Siren; Wright, Reni Jasinski; Waage, Trond. Ungdomsblikk: Selvrefleksivt filmkurs som terapeutisk metode. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening 2012; Volum 49 (9). ISSN 0332-6470.s 861 - 869.

  • Waage, Trond. Om bilders potensial i samfunnsforskning. Sosiologi i dag 2007; Volum 36 (1). ISSN 0332-6330.s 95 - 104.

  • Waage, Trond. Coping with Unpredictability: "Preparing for life" in Ngoundéré, Cameroon. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet 2006 ISBN 91-7106-578-4.s 61 - 87.

  • Waage, Trond. Tromsø- an international city. Screenings and presentations of films from VCS and Tvibit. Tromsø internasjonale uke 2018-09-23 - 2018-09-23 2018.

  • Waage, Trond. 'The world has not changed!' - Radio journalists as cultural translators between Islam, Christianity and Animism. Forskningsseminar 2018-09-07 - 2018-09-07 2018.

  • Waage, Trond. Livet er så mange steder: Migrasjon i det sentrale Afrika. Livet er så mange steder - VKS foredrag og film visnings serie 2018-02-17 - 2018-02-17 2018.

  • Waage, Trond. Circular mobility in times of war – A family strategy in a border-region. Norsk Antropologisk forenings årskonferanse 2018-04-04 - 2018-05-06 2018.

  • Waage, Trond. Mobile spatial networks - Christian and Muslim adaptations to waves of violence in the Central African Republic. APAD 2018-05-23 - 2018-05-25 2018.

  • Waage, Trond. Dilemma and potentials in vitalization of ‘Traditional Culture’ in Northern Cameroon. The case of Pèrè Radio Journalist, CRTV Adamaoua. Local knowledge, endogenous knowledge: in between crises and values 2017-05-10 - 2017-05-12 2017.

  • Waage, Trond. 'Les Mairuuwas - Les Maîtres d l'eau' Presentation et discussions sur les migrations. MIGRATIONS, MOBILITES ET DEVELOPPEMENT EN AFRIQUE 2017-04-03 - 2017-04-07 2017.

  • Waage, Trond. Visual Anthropology: The use of visual tools sharing understanding. Experiences from research on migration to a Cameroonian city. Migration, Mobilite et development en Afrique 2017-04-03 - 2017-04-07 2017.

  • Waage, Trond. 'Living with Boko Haram' presentation of a film and a research project. Royal Anthropological Institutes Filmfestival 2017-03-28 - 2017-04-01 2017.

  • Waage, Trond. Vivre avec Boko Haram - introduction et presentation du film. Les inseécurités dans le bassin du lac Tchad 2017-06-14 - 2017-06-16 2017.

  • Waage, Trond. Disappearence, migration, drugs and youth's opportunities in time of Boko Haram. Les insécurités dans le bassin du lac Tchad 2017-06-14 - 2017-06-16 2017.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Let's build a waterfall (English version of the documentary Så bygg vi oss en foss). 2016.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Så bygg vi oss en foss. 2016.

  • Waage, Trond. Inventing Order - Migrants at a street corner in Urban Cameroon. Third ISP Project Workshop: The Hot lave Edge of Cultural Flow 2016-04-22 - 2016-04-23 2016.

  • Waage, Trond. Finnes Boko Haram? Om terrorisme sett nedenifra. Norsk Antropologisk Forenings årskonferanse 2016-05-06 - 2016-05-08 2016.

  • Waage, Trond; Mouazamou, Ahmadou. LIVING WITH BOKO HARAM. Ethnographic film 35 min. 2016.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Screening of documentary: Let's build a waterfall. Nordic Rurailities 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-24 2016.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Stories of resistance. A study of mobilising place narratives in a countercurrent fishing village. Nordic Ruralities. Crisis and resilience 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-24 2016.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Laget film om et fiskeværs kamp for å overleve. 2016.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Viser film om Bleik. 2016.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Nå skal dokumentaren til Tromsøforskerne vises på NRK. 2016.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Superaktuell film om ei lita bygds motstandskamp. 2016.

  • Waage, Trond. Les Mairuuwas - Vannets mestere. 2016.

  • Waage, Trond. Viser dokumentar fra UiT-forsker på NRK. 2016.

  • Waage, Trond. Nigeria kan ikke bekjempe Boko Haram alene 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Var forskningsobjekt. 2015.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Så bygger vi oss en foss! Filmpremiere. Bleiksdagana 2015-06-20 - 2015.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Verdenspremiere på "Så bygger vi oss en foss". 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Boko Haram: Slik ble protestbevegelsen mot dårlige skoler til en av verdens voldeligste terrorgrupper. 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Visual representation of poverty at a African Street corner with screening of: 'Les Mairuuwas - Master of Water'. Visual Friction 2015-02-10 - 2015-02-11 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Presentation une film anthropologique fait a Ngaoundere: 'Les Mairuuwas - les maîtres de l'eau'. Invitert forelesning og filmvisning på Universitetet i Ngaoundere 2015-11-22 - 2015-11-22 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Screening of my film: 'les Mairuuwas- Masters of Water. Voice for Thought – Art and Knowledge. Connecting in Times of Duresss 2015-08-27 - 2015-08-28 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Screening of my film: Les Mairuuwas - Master of Water. Gender dimension of Migration: Material and social outcome of South-South Migration 2015-06-30 - 2015-07-02 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. ’Film dramaturgy and Anthropological knowledge’. Ethnographich Filmmaking and Anthropology 2015-02-20 - 2015-03-26 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. 'Le Monde n'a pas change' - Radio Père, traditions et vitalité culturelle chez le peuple Pèrè. Association Culturelle Père anual meeting 2015-11-22 - 2015-11-22 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. 'Le Monde n'a pas change' - Le frequence du plateau, Radio Père et vitalité culturelle a Adamaoua. Visning av min nye film 'Le monde n'a pas change' for CRTV stab 2015-11-11 - 2015-11-11 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. 'Le Monde n'a pas change'. 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. KOLOFATA. 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Les Mairuuwas . Les Maîtres de l'eau Presentation and screening of film.. Festival International du Film Mixte (FIFMI) 2015-10-20 - 2015-10-24 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Masculine Identities: Between being independent and needing protection. Male migrants from the Central African Republic to Ngaoundéré in Northern Cameroon. Gendered Dimensions of Migration: Material and Social Outcomes of South-South migration 2015-06-30 - 2015-07-02 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Boko Haram and Perceptions of Formal education in Northern Cameroon. EuPRA Conference 2015-09-02 - 2015-09-04 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Visual Ethnography, studying Masculinity Young male migrants from the Central African Republic in Urban Cameroon. Gender dimension of Migration: Material and social outcome of South-South Migration 2015-06-30 - 2015-07-02 2015.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. så bygger vi oss en foss! ekstravisning. filmvisning og diskusjon 2015-06-25 - 2015.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Nær 300 på filmpremiere. 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Kreative barn i Kjøllefjord på filmkurs: filmer eget liv. 2015.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Filmpremiere om Bleiksfolket på Bleiksdagan. 2015.

  • Waage, Trond; Arntsen, Bjørn; Holtedahl, Lisbet. Livet er så mange steder - sammen som en. 2015.

  • Waage, Trond; Arntsen, Bjørn; Holtedahl, Lisbet. Livet er så mange steder - Lyden av penger. 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Les Mairuuwas. Charte Blanche a Eva Joly 2015-01-31 - 2015-01-31 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Boko Haram - fra skoleprotest til skremmende terrororganisasjon. 2015.

  • Waage, Trond. Hvem er Boko Haram og hvordan har de blitt så sterke?. MENNESKERETTIGHETSUKA I TRONDHEIM 2015-03-02 - 2015-03-08 2015.

  • Wang, Catharina E.; Hope, Siren; Waage, Trond; Risør, Mette Bech. Filmer seg ut av ungdomsproblemene. 2014.

  • Waage, Trond. OUR STRUGGLE. Runawy kids from the Central African Republic at a seemingly unorganized street corner in Ngaoundere, Cameroon. Producing Multicultural Communities 2014-05-19 - 2104-05-19 2014.

  • Waage, Trond. Screening av: Our Struggle (rough cut). BEYOND THE FRAME THE FUTURE OF THE VISUAL IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL DIVERSITY 2014-04-07 - 2014-04-09 2014.

  • Waage, Trond; Holtedahl, Lisbet; Arntsen, Bjørn. LIVET ER SÅ MANGE STEDER - Preminerevisning av årets masterfilmer fra Visuelle Kulturstudier. 2014.

  • Waage, Trond; Arntsen, Bjørn; Holtedahl, Lisbet. Livet leves så mange steder - VI bygger Oslo. 2014.

  • Waage, Trond; Holtedahl, Lisbet; Arntsen, Bjørn. Livet leves så mange steder - Skolliales - om rev, menn og erfugl. 2014.

  • Waage, Trond; Holtedahl, Lisbet; Arntsen, Bjørn. Livet er så mange steder - Så lenge du vil. 2014.

  • Waage, Trond. Dependent on Trust Refugees from The Central African Republic in Urban Cameroon. The second "Hot lava edge" workshop 2014-10-30 - 2014-10-31 2014.

  • Holtedahl, Lisbet; Waage, Trond; Sundsvold, Bente; Mankova, Petia. Blikk på Tromsø - fortellinger fra yttersia og fra innersia. Forskningsdagene 2014, filmmaraton med innledning 2014-09-25 - 2014-09-25 2014.

  • Waage, Trond. Les Mairuuwas - The Masters of Water. 2014.

  • Waage, Trond. Runaway kids from the Central African Republic at seemingly unorganized street corner, in Ngaoundere, Cameroon. Dags konferanse 2014-05-19 - 2014-05-19 2014.

  • Waage, Trond. Character driven ethnographic film in the study of social persons in urban Cameroon. The art of being Ready. The Future with/of Anthropologies 2014-05-15 - 2014-05-18 2014.

  • Wang, Catharina E.; Hope, Siren; Waage, Trond; Risør, Mette Bech. Filmer seg ut av ungdomsproblemer. 2014.

  • Hope, Siren; Wang, Catharina E.; Wright, Reni Jasinski; Waage, Trond. Meg. Ungdom skaper seg selv ved å filme seg selv for å finne seg selv. I Kamerun, Afghanistan og Norge. 2013.

  • Holtedahl, Lisbet; Waage, Trond; Øye, Inger-Elin. Krig og demokrati; representasjoner av krigførende vestlige land og land de kriger i. Representasjoner 2013-05-03 - 2013-05-06 2013.

  • Waage, Trond. Nøtt til å bli en suksess. 2013.

  • Waage, Trond. Place narratives and local mobilization! a film project in Bleik, Vesterålen. Digital Narratives & Visual Knowledge 2013-05-13 - 2013-05-15 2013.

  • Waage, Trond; Holtedahl, Lisbet; Arntsen, Bjørn. Et universitet med visjoner?. Bladet Nordlys 2013.s 40 - 40.

  • Waage, Trond. Innvandrere, banditter og terrorister. Norsk antropologisk årskonferanse 2013-05-03 - 2013-05-05 2013.

  • Waage, Trond. Visuelle Kulturstudier jakter fortsatt på finansiering fra Universitetet. 2013.

  • Waage, Trond. UiT fra Manndalen til Kamerun: Institusjonsbygging, nettverksbygging og revitalisering. UiT i Manndalen 2013-08-29 - 2013-08-29 2013.

  • Waage, Trond. Fra Kabelvåg til Kamerun. Om å lage dokumentarfilm for å lære og bidra til kryss-kulturell forståelse. Filmfest Lofoten 2013-02-14 - 2013-02-17 2013.

  • Førde, Anniken; Waage, Trond. Forsker på og filmer bleikshistorier. 2013.

  • Waage, Trond. ‘To be alone not having a home’. Foreign pagan migrants in Muslim urban Cameroon. Opening workshop of the project “The Hot Lava Edge of Cultural Flows” (prosjekt) 2013-04-18 - 2013-04-19 2013.

  • Waage, Trond. Sensing respectability: Researching globalization processes in urban Cameroon, using film as a reflexive tool. "Experience, Sense and the Lens: Anthropological filmmaking and the transcultural knowledge" 2012-08-23 - 2012-08-26 2012.

  • Waage, Trond; Domo, Joseph. Identités mobiles Images et formations identitaires au Cameroun du nord. Écritures visuelleS des ScienceS SocialeS en miroirs 2011-11-22 - 2011-11-24 2011.

  • Waage, Trond; Smith-simonsen, Christine. Uit North-South Portal 2011.

  • Waage, Trond; Smith-Simonsen, Christine. UiT North-South Portal 2011.

  • Waage, Trond. Anthropologie visuelle dans la recherche de problèmes de santé et de la diffusion de la recherche en santé. « Quand les professionnels de la santé parlent aux professionnels des Sciences Sociales » 2011-11-28 - 2011-12-02 2011.

  • Waage, Trond. Dilemmas of culture in African schools: youth, nationalism, and the transformation of knowledge. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 2010; Volum 16 (1). ISSN 1359-0987.s 169 - 170.

  • Waage, Trond; Abelsen, eva brit; Buch, Andreas; Boman, Arild. Vår mangfoldige verden. - Serie fra Visuelle kulturstudier, Universitetet i Tromsø. Sendinger på Kunnskapskanalen: Prosjektledere: Trond Waage, Eva-Brit Abelsen, Andreas Buch, UiT. Sendekoordinator: Arild Boman, UiO. 2010.

  • Waage, Trond. Criminality or respectability? Young immigrants in Ngaoundéré, a fast growing city in Northern Cameroon. The Nordic Africa Days 2010 2010-09-30 - 2010-10-01 2010.

  • Waage, Trond. Teaching youth self reflexive films: Experimental Anthropology?. Perceiving Children. Visual Anthropology of Childhood 2010-08-28 - 2010-08-29 2010.

  • Waage, Trond. Urbanisation et multietnicités: Le procesuss du créolisation est les défis méthodologique. Université Internationale d'ete: Créolite/Créolisation: Etats de la question 2010-07-04 - 2010-07-09 2010.

  • Waage, Trond. "Youth research, Goffman and Visual Anthropology". The visual presentation of self in situations and interactions 2009-11-25 - 2009-11-27 2009.

  • Arntsen, Bjørn; Waage, Trond. Media and development - new working strategies. NFU's årskonferanse 2009-11-23 - 2009-11-24 2009.

  • Smith-simonsen, Christine; Waage, Trond. Forstemmende samstemt. Bistandsaktuelt 2009 (3). ISSN 1501-0201.

  • Waage, Trond. Sparks of hope. When life stands still among youths in Ngaoundere, Northern Cameroon. Youth and Hope 2008-10-08 - 2008-10-10 2008.

  • Waage, Trond. An audio-visual approach working with marginalized groups, or can research and problem solution be a part of the same process. Restoring Peace and Justice: Exploring methodological and theoretical challenges 2008-09-17 - 2008-09-19 2008.

  • Waage, Trond. “Learning and representing culture trough narrating with images”. Visual Narratives 2008-10-23 - 2008-10-26 2008.

  • Waage, Trond. La informantene få filme sjøl. Nye grep i feltarbeidsmetode. Norsk antropologisk forenings årsmøte 2007-05-04 - 2007-05-06 2007.

  • Waage, Trond. Selvrefleksive dokumentarfilmkurs for risikoutsatt ungdom. I møte med volds- og traumeutsatte; sosiale og psykologiske perspektiver 2006-11-13 - 2006-11-14 2006.

  • Waage, Trond. Ungdomsblikk - fra klient til filmskaper. Om refleksive filmkurs for risikoutsatt ungdom. Skolen som helsefremmede arena for utsatt ungdom 2006-10-05 - 2006-10-06 2006.

  • Waage, Trond. Blikket, kamera og filmfortellingen som redskap i etnografisk kunnskapsproduksjon. Homo Faber. Norsk Antropologisk forenings årsmøte 2006-05-19 - 2006-05-21 2006.

  • Waage, Trond. Respectability in integration processes of Youths in a fast-growing African city - Ngaoundéré in Northern Cameroon. Youths in African Cities 2005-02-10 - 2005-02-13 2005.

  • Waage, Trond. The Social Significance of Formal Education. Shared Meaning and Local Initiatives. A Researhc and Film Project from Northern-Cameroon. Bridges of Knowledge. Strategies and Relevance for Cooperation in Higher Education 2005-09-29 - 2005-09-30 2005.

  • Waage, Trond; Holtedahl, Lisbet. “We” are dependent on “Them” TRANSFERENCE OR SHARED MEANING IN CROSS-CULTURAL LEARNING PROCESSES. "Cultures and training programs" - Training of actors of civil society and public awareness in Europe 2005-11-23 - 2005-11-25 2005.

  • Waage, Trond. Offentlig Henging. Repotasje i Fredagsmagasinet i Dagbladet. (data) 2004.

  • Waage, Trond. Chez nous on se débrouille. Om håndtering av uforutsigbarhet. Fortellinger fra syv ungdomsiljøer i den polyetniske byen Ngaoundére i Nord Kamerun. (omtale) 2003.