Pia Piroschka Otte
Senior Researcher - PhD Political Science
Pia Piroschka Otte has been a senior researcher at Ruralis since 2015 and was research manager between April 2021- May 2023. She has an interdisciplinary background with a PhD in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from NTNU. Her work focuses on social science research addressing alternative financing schemes for climate mitigation measures in agriculture, energy transitions, social acceptance of new technologies, sustainable development and circular economy. She has worked internationally mainly in Mozambique, but she also carried out fieldwork in Bhutan, Nepal, India, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Botswana, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Otte has a strong expertise in interdisciplinary research and a solid methodological background including participatory methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Besides her research, she has taught several courses at NTNU, Technische Universität Darmstadt and Lund University.