Mareile Kaufmann

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Visiting address St. Olavs plass 5 Domus Nova 0130 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Critical Criminology and theories about deviance in digitized societies
  • Critical Security Studies, Security Theory
  • Security technologies, their societal impacts and emerging regulation
  • The digital and the politics of numbers
  • (Social) media and security
  • Resilience and crisis management
  • The body and affect


Mareile teaches seminars in KRIM2000 autumn 2016.


Kaufmann holds a PhD in Sociology (Criminology) from Hamburg University. Her PhD deals with security practices and concepts of resilience in societies that are connected to the Internet. She has been a doctoral student and senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, where she still holds a minor position as a senior researcher. Her current post-doctoral project at IKRS investigates how digital technologies and practices influence our ideas about deviance. 

During the past years she has visited the Political Science Department at the University of Essex, the Norwegian Center at the University of California in Berkeley, the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zürich and the International Centre for Comparative Criminology at Université de Montréal.

Awards and grants

  • Communicating Risk in the Digital Age [DIGICOM], Norwegian Research Council “SAMRISK II” [Common effort]
  • Negotiating Values: Collective Identities and Resilience after 22/7 [NECORE], Norwegian Research Council “SAMKUL” [Common effort]
  • Nordic Center for Security Technologies and Societal Values [NordSteva], Nordforsk [Common effort]
  • Lieselotte Pongratz Stiftung Publication Grant [Personal]
  • Übersee-Club stipend for young academics and researchers [Personal]


Mareile is currently working on two projects, her Post Doc project “Deviance and the Digital” at Oslo University and she co-leads the working group "Digital Matters" at the Nordic Center for Security Technologies and Societal Values [NordSteva], a NordForsk Center of Excellence, where she is a member via PRIO.

Published Aug. 15, 2016 2:28 PM - Last modified Jan. 2, 2017 1:46 PM