Tommy Ruud

Research Assistant - Master

Tommy Ruud is a social scientist with a master’s degree in social anthropology from NTNU in Trondheim. He has been employed at Ruralis since September 2021, where he is currently engaged as a research assistant. His master thesis was about free-range pigs as an emergent cultural form and category of livestock, motivated by notions of animal welfare and identity politics of food. Tommy has earlier been working as a seminar leader at the Department of Social Anthropology, in courses that among other things revolved around global inequalities, climate, environment and ecology, state and society, worldviews, forms of knowledge and disciplinary perspectives and history.