My background is in Criminology, Sociology and Cultural Studies and I am currently a post doc at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. With my work I seek to consolidate the field of Digital Criminology. In particular, I study digital surveillance practices and how people engage critically with these practices from within surveillance systems. I work with qualitative research designs that combine theory with innovative angles and strong empirical components. This combination also shows itself in the range of groups I was allowed to interview and collaborate with, including intelligence officers, state officials, software developers and algorithm designers, as well as social media users who were exposed to terror attacks, hackers and kids.

In December 2019 I received the Young Researcher Talent Grant funded by the Research Council of Norway. 

In 2020 my project Digital DNA was selected for funding under the ERC Starting Grant scheme. 

Publications

 

I enjoy writing in different formats. My most recent works focus on these themes:

Digital data, patterns, norms, deviance

Code, language, encryption

Secrecy

Creativity, art, hacking

Critique

Bodies, sensing technologies, sense-making

Monographs

 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2017) Resilience, Emergencies and the Internet: Security In-Formation. London, New York: Routledge.  

Kaufmann, Mareile (2010) Ethnic Profiling and Counter-Terrorism - Examples of European Practice and Possible Repercussions. Berlin: LIT Verlag.

Special Issues

 

Kaufmann, Mareile (forthcoming) Vocations and Visions of Data Analysis. Information, Communication and Society. 

Kaufmann, Mareile, Leander, Anna and Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (2020) Pragmatic engagements with and from within the Internet. First Monday 25(5). First Monday's 25th Anniversary Issue.

Austin, Jonathan, Bellanova, Rocco and Mareile Kaufmann (2019) Doing and Mediating Critique. Security Dialogue 50(1) Security Dialogue’s 50th Anniversary Issue. 

Kaufmann, Mareile and Julien Jeandesboz (2017) Politics and 'the digital'. European Journal of Social Theory 20(3). 

Dunn Cavelty, Myriam, Kaufmann, Mareile and Kristian Søby Kristensen (2015) Resilience. Security Dialogue 46(1). The Introduction to this Special Issue was re-featured in Security Dialogue's collection Plagues, Peoples, Politics. published in relation to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Journal Articles

 

Kaufmann, Mareile, Bonde-Thylstrup, Nanna,  Burgess, J. Peter and Ann Rudinow-Sætnan (forthcoming) Data Criticality. STS Encounters Special Issue "The Data Moment". 

Kaufmann, Mareile, Leander, Anna and Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (2020) Beyond cyberutopia and digital disenchantment: Pragmatic engagements with and from within the Internet. First Monday 25(5). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v25i5.10617

Kaufmann, Mareile (2020) Hacking surveillance. First Monday 25(5). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v25i5.10006

Kaufmann, Mareile and Meropi Tzanetakis (2020) Doing Internet research with hard-to-reach communities: methodological reflections about gaining meaningful access. Qualitative Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120904898

Kaufmann, Mareile, Egbert, Simon and Matthias Leese (2019) Predictive Policing and the Politics of Patterns. British Journal of Criminology 59(3): 674–692. 

This article received the 2019 Sir Leon Radzinowicz Prize awarded by the British Journal of Criminology and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies as "the article that most contributes to knowledge of criminal justice issues and the development of criminology". It was also assessed by the University of Oslo's Forum for Law and Social Science as groundbreaking research. Here is a news item. 

Austin, Jonathan, Bellanova, Rocco and Mareile Kaufmann (2019) Doing and Mediating Critique: An invitation to practice companionship. Security Dialogue 50(1): 3-19. 50th Anniversary Special Issue.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2018“Now you see me - now you don’t!” – Practices and purposes of hacking online surveillance. Mediatization Studies 01/2018: 85-101. Special Issue “Surveillance, encryption and privacy”.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2018) Digital Data and Value. Governmental Risk-Narratives of Hacking in India and the US. Technoculture 8. https://tcjournal.org/vol8/kaufmann

Kaufmann, Mareile (2018) Kriminalitetskontroll eller sikkerhetspolitikk? Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift 35(1): 21-30. 

Kaufmann, Mareile & Jeandesboz, Julien (2017) Politics and 'the digital': From singularity to specificity. European Journal of Social Theory 20(3): 309-328. 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2015) Exercising emergencies: Resilience, affect and acting out security. Security Dialogue 47(2) 99–116. 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2015) Das Unbekannte regieren: Risiko trifft Resilienz. Kriminologisches Journal 47(4): 264-278.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2015) Resilience governance and ecosystemic space: a critical perspective on the EU approach to Internet security. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space33(3): 512–527.

Abrahamsen, Eirik Bjorheim, Aven, Terje, Kaufmann, Mareile, Pettersen, Kenneth Arne & Tony Rosqvist  (2017) A framework for selection of strategy for management of security measures. Journal of Risk Research 20(3): 404- 417. 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2015) Resilience 2.0: Social media and (self-)care after the 2011 Norway attack. Media, Culture and Society 37(7): 972–987. 

Dunn Cavelty, Myriam, Kaufmann, Mareile & Kristian Søby Kristensen (2015) Resilience and (in)security: Practices, subjects, temporalities. Security Dialogue 46(1): 3–14. 

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora, Gabrielsen Jumbert, Maria, Karlsrud, Jon & Mareile Kaufmann (2014) Humanitarian technology: a critical research agenda. International Review of the Red Cross96 (893): 219-242. 

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora, Gabrielsen Jumbert, Maria, Karlsrud, Jon & Mareile Kaufmann (2014) Technologie humanitaire: pour un programme de recherche critique [Humanitarian technology: a critical research agenda]. Revue Internationale de la Croix-Rouge, Sélection francaise 96(1): 179–204. 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2013) Emergent self-organisation in emergencies: resilience rationales in interconnected societies. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses1(1): 53–68.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2013) Cyber-resiliens i EU. Internasjonal Politikk71(2): 274–283. 

Book Chapters

 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2019) Who connects the dots? Agents and agency in predictive policing. In Marijn Hoijtink & Matthias Leese (eds) Technology and Agency in International Relations.  London: Routledge. Chapter 7. 141 – 163.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2018) Programming and editing resilience? In: Henrik Syse (ed.), Norge etter 22. juli: Forhandlinger om verdier, identiteter og et motstandsdyktig samfunn. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 177–191. (English Chapter in Norwegian Book titled: Negotiations on values, identities and a resilient society)

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 (eds.) Moral Issues in Intelligence-led Policing. London, New York: Routledge. 143 – 160.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2016) The Digitization of Resilience. In: David Chandler & Jon Coaffee (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience. London: Routledge. 106–118.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2016) Drone/Body – The Drone’s Power to Sense and Construct Emergencies. In: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (eds.) The Good Drone. London: Ashgate. 168–194.

Book Reviews

Kaufmann, Mareile (2011) Review of Aradau, Claudia & Rens van Munster (eds) Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the Unknown, Journal of Peace Research 48(5): 376.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2010) Review of Review of Jackson, Richard, Smyth, Marie Breen & Jeroen Gunning (eds) Critical Terrorism Studies: A New Research Agenda, Journal of Peace Research 47(4): 514.

Selected Reports 

 

Syse, Henrik, Rojan Tordhol Ezzati, Marta Bivand Erdal, Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud, Tine Ustad Figenschou, Mareile Kaufmann, Odin Lysaker & Francis Steen (2017) Negotiating Values: Norway in the wake of July 22. PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Preparedness (2016) Risk in a safe society. Societal security.  Meld. St. 10 (2016-2017). Oslo. [Contribution in the form of consultations]

Bergersen, Stine, Kaufmann, Mareile & Gerald Walther (2016). D91.3 - Ethical Procedures, Risks and Safeguards. FP7 Project DRIVER - Driving Innovation For Crisis Management For European Resilience.

Kaufmann, Mareile & Stine Bergersen (2014) Report on the Creations of Secondary Insecurities of Crisis Management,Deliverable 92.11. FP7 Project DRIVER - Driving Innovation For Crisis Management For European Resilience.

Kaufmann, Mareile & Stine Bergersen (2014) Report on Societal Costs and Negative Impacts on Society of Crisis Management,Deliverable 92.21. FP7 Project DRIVER - Driving Innovation For Crisis Management For European Resilience.

Kaufmann, Mareile & Stine Bergersen (2014) Identification of opportunities for positive societal impact of Crisis Management, Deliverable 93.1. FP7 Project DRIVER - Driving Innovation For Crisis Management For European Resilience.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2014) Planning for Ethical Approvals in Research, Deliverable 92.21. FP7 Project DRIVER - Driving Innovation For Crisis Management For European Resilience.

Bergersen, Stine, Kaufmann, Mareile & Merle Missoweit (2014) Ethical Procedures, Risks and Safeguards, Deliverable 91.3. FP7 Project DRIVER - Driving Innovation For Crisis Management For European Resilience.

Cas, Johann & Mareile Kaufmann (2012) System of Criteria for Security Decision-Making, Deliverable 2.6. FP7 Project DESSI – Decision Support on Security Investment.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2011) Decision Domains, Concepts and Trends relevant for Security Decisions, Deliverable 2.1. FP7 Project ValueSec - Mastering the Value Function of Security Measures.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2011) Framework for the Assessment of Methods and Tools, which address security decisions, Deliverable 3.1. FP7 Project ValueSec - Mastering the Value Function of Security Measures.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2011) Evaluation of Methods and Tools, and the required improvements, Deliverable 3.3. FP7 Project ValueSec - Mastering the Value Function of Security Measures.

Policy Briefs

Kaufmann, Mareile (2012) Resilience: A Stock-Taking. Key Characteristics and Implications for Human and Societal Security Policy. PRIO Policy Brief,12, Oslo: PRIO.

News

 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2020) Smittesporing – hvor er vi på vei? Dagsavisen. 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2019) Partiet du blir anbefalt: NRKs valgomat-team reflekterer over algoritmenes makt. NRKbeta.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2018) Radio Interview on the 15th of March: Social media use during terror attacks. NRK Verdibørsen.

Kaufmann, Mareile (2017) Etter mennesket? Fra singularitet til særegenhet. Morgenbladet. 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2016) Politikk og overvåking etter Snowden. NRK Ytring. 

Blog Posts             

Kaufmann, Mareile (2020) Corona Apps – Where Are We Headed? PRIO Blog "Beyond the COVID Curve"

Kaufmann, Mareile (2017) After Man? From Singularity to Specificity. PRIO Blog    

 

Kaufmann, Mareile (2013) Ethical Challenges of Internet Research on 22/7. PRIO Blog