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.


  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2018). Kriminalitetskontroll eller sikkerhetspolitikk?. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-336X.  35(1), s 21- 30
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2018). The co-construction of crime predictions: Dynamics between digital data, software and human beings., In Nicholas R. Fyfe; Helene Ingebrigtsen Gundhus & Kira Vrist Rønn (ed.),  Moral Issues in Intelligence-led Policing.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-37379-1.  7.  s 143 - 160
  • Abrahamsen, Eirik Bjorheim; Pettersen, Kenneth Arne; Aven, Terje; Kaufmann, Mareile & Rosqvist, Tony (2017). A framework for selection of strategy for management of Security measures. Journal of Risk Research.  ISSN 1366-9877.  20(3), s 404- 417 . doi: 10.1080/13669877.2015.1057205
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2017). Drone/body: the drone's power to sense and construct emergencies, In  The Good Drone.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781472451118.  Chapter.  s 168 - 194
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2016). The Digitization of Resilience, In David Chandler & Jon Coaffe (ed.),  The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138784321.  9.  s 106 - 118
  • Kaufmann, Mareile & Jeandesboz, Julien (2016). Politics and 'the digital': From singularity to specificity. European Journal of Social Theory.  ISSN 1368-4310.  s 1- 20
  • Cavelty, Myriam Dunn; Kaufmann, Mareile & Kristensen, Kristian Søby (2015). Resilience and (in)security: Practices, subjects, temporalities. Security Dialogue.  ISSN 0967-0106.  46(1), s 3- 14 . doi: 10.1177/0967010614559637
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2015). Das Unbekannte regieren: Risiko trifft Resilienz. Kriminologisches Journal.  ISSN 0341-1966.  47(4), s 264- 278
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2015). Exercising emergencies: Resilience, affect and acting out security. Security Dialogue.  ISSN 0967-0106.  s 1- 18 . doi: 10.1177/0967010615613209
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2015). Resilience 2.0: social media use and (self-)care during the 2011 Norway attacks. Media Culture and Society.  ISSN 0163-4437.  37(7), s 972- 987 . doi: 10.1177/0163443715584101
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2015). Resilience governance and ecosystemic space: a critical perspective on the EU approach to Internet security. Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space.  ISSN 0263-7758.  33(3), s 512- 527 . doi: 10.1177/0263775815594309
  • Karlsrud, John; Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen & Kaufmann, Mareile (2014). Humanitarian technology: a critical research agenda. International Review of the Red Cross.  ISSN 1816-3831.  Firstview . doi: 10.1017/S1816383114000344
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2013). Cyber-resiliens i EU. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  71(2), s 274- 283
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2013). Emergent self-organisation in emergencies: resilience rationales in interconnected societies. Resilience - International Policies, Practices and Discourses.  ISSN 2169-3293.  1(1), s 53- 68 . doi: 10.1080/21693293.2013.765742

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  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2017). Resilience, Emergencies and the Internet: Security In-Formation.. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-29098-3.  219 s.

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  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2017). Etter mennesket? Fra singularitet til særegenhet.. . doi:
  • Bergersen, Stine; Kaufmann, Mareile & Walther, Gerald (2016). D91.3 - Ethical Procedures, Risks and Safeguards.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2016). After Snowd​​​en: New Arenas for Politics and the Digital & Announceme​nt of Special Issue "Politics and the Digital" (forthcoming 2017)​ - Organizer and Chair.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2016). Commentator on Mireille Hildebrandt's presentation: Artificial Police Agents: Looking Awry.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2016). Commentator on Rocco Bellanova: Talking (ab)out security algorithms and digital data.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2016). On hacking and different understandings of risk and value.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2016). Politikk og overvåking etter Snowden. NRK Ytring. . doi:
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2016). Resilience: At the limits of legal regulation?.
  • Kaufmann, Mariele (2016). Resilience - governance and in/security in interconnected societies.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2013). Resilience Regulation and Networked Spaces.
  • Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Kaufmann, Mareile; Lohne, Kjersti & Karlsrud, John (2013). Big data, data protection and humanitarian decision making: challenges to accountability and transparency.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (ed.) (2012). 3.2 ValueSec Catalogue of evaluated Methodologies and Tools available, which address security decisions.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (ed.) (2012). 3.3 ValueSec Evaluation of Methods and Tools, and the required improvements.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2012). Embracing unknowns: Emergency, resilience and the epistemology of complexity.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2012). Networks, Security and Resilience.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2012). Resilience: A Stock-Taking. Key Characteristics and Implications for Human and Societal Security Policy. PRIO Policy Brief. 12.
  • Kaufmann, Mareile (2011). 3.1 ValueSec Framework for the Assessment of Methods and Tools, which address security decisions.
  • Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Lohne, Kjersti & Kaufmann, Mareile (2011). Terror Threats, Data Protection and Human Security: A Shifting Interface in Norwegian Law?.

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