Dr. Alisa Maksimova

CAIS Research Scientist
CAIS Research Program EdTech & AI

Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) GmbH
Universitätsstr. 104
44799 Bochum

Pädagogische Psychologie und Bildungstechnologie
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Uni­ver­si­täts­stra­ße 150
D - 44801 Bo­chum


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Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Degrees:
    • Doctoral Degree (Candidate of Sciences in Sociology, PhD equivalent), thesis “The order of social interaction in a museum of science and technology: opportunities of microsociological approach”, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2017
    • Graduate student in Sociology, Faculty of Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow
    • Master of Arts, in Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, 2013
    • Master of Arts, in Sociology (with distinction), The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, The University of Manchester (collaborative program), Moscow, 2012
    • Bachelor of Arts, equivalent in Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, 2011 
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Focus of Research
  • Museums as learning environments
  • Interactional sociology
  • Conversation analysis
  • Narratives of AI
  • Active role of technology in social interaction
  • Artificial intelligence in education

Selected Publications and Conference Contributions

Maksimova, A. (2024, 29-30 January). (Re)shaping the narratives of Artificial Intelligence in museum exhibitions. Paper presented in the International conference Shifting AI Controversies: Prompts, Provocations, and Problematisations for Society-Centered AI, Berlin.

Maksimova, A. (2023, December 8). Communicative resources in phone conversations with a voice-based intelligent agent. Online Talks of the project INTERACT! New forms of social interaction with intelligent systems, Bochum, online.

Maksimova, A. (2023, November 28). Learning about AI in museums: how exhibitions present new technology to the public [Poster presentation]. Digitalisation Research and Network Meeting – DigiMeet 2023: Diversity in digital transformation, Online.

Maksimova, A. (2023, Oktober 24). Machinic wonders: AI imaginaries in museum exhibitions. Paper presented at the international symposium “AI cultures: Communications between humans and machines in a plural world” at the University of Turin, Italy.

Maksimova, A. (2023, Mai). Becoming a Conversational Agent User: Interaction with an “Automated Operator” in Phone Information Service. Paper presented at the conference 'Technolinguistics in Practice: Socially Situating Language in AI Systems', organised by the Special Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1187 “Media of Cooperation” at the University of Siegen.