- Critical Security Studies, security theory
- Digital (security) technologies, their societal impacts and emerging regulation
- Resilience and crisis management
- The body and affect
Feb 2016 - to date: Senior Researcher, Dimensions of Security Department
May 2016: Guest Researcher, Université de Montreal
Jan 2011 - Jan 2016: Doctoral Researcher, Dimensions of Security Department and Hamburg University
Sep - Oct 2012: Guest Researcher, ETH Zürich
Mar - Jun 2012: Guest Researcher University of California, Berkeley
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010: Research Assistant, Security Programme (PRIO)
Jan 2007 - Dec 2009: Project Management/Project Leader at step21 - Initiative for Tolerance and Responsibility
Oct 2008 - Feb 2009: Assistant Teacher in Criminology at Hamburg University
June - July 2005: Project Management Summer University at the European University Frankfurt/O.
Oct 2004 - Feb 2005: 1st Year Teachings at the European University Frankfurt/O.
Jan 2011 - Jan 2016: PhD International Criminology at Hamburg University
Oct 2006 - Sep 2008: MA International Criminology at Hamburg University
Oct 2005 - Mar 2006: Sociology and Criminology at the University of Essex
Sep 2003 - Sep 2006: BA Cultural Sciences at the European University Frankfurt/O.
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Posted by Mareile Kaufmann on Thursday, 23 February 2017
When we discuss artificial intelligence, the digital technology that makes it happen, and singularity – the idea that both of them will exponentially take over the progression of society – we refer to them in singular. This is not a coincidence. Both, science and fiction have portrayed AI as a particular form of reason, digital technology as an autonomous driver of change, and singularity as a unidirectional technological revolution. However, none of them are necessarily as “singular” as they appear. Rather, the different contexts in which digital technologies come to matter create a broad variety of knowledge and social effects. ...
Posted by Mareile Kaufmann on Tuesday, 25 June 2013
For my research on post-22/7 resilience and social media, I am drawing on data sources from the internet. Even though this data is publicly available, there are several ethical issues to be considered. A core controversy of internet-based research is the definition of public and private space: speakers may assume privacy online, which is not necessarily the case. Due to the use of screen names, it is for example impossible to guarantee that data was not produced by minors. In order to protect research subjects, it would seem feasible to consistently anonymize data. Some speakers, on the other hand, consider ...