Dr. Alisa Maksimova

Soziale Räume und Orte des non-formalen und informellen Lernens
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Ruhr-Universität Bo­chum
Universitätsstra­ße 150
D - 44801 Bochum



Consultation is offered by appointment via email. 

Dr. Alisa Maximova, born in 1990, is a lecturer at the Ruhr-University in Bochum and works at the field of work "Soziale Räume und Orte des non-formalen und informellen Lernens" since 2023.

Alisa Maximova studied at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), Moscow, Russia, obtaining BA and MA degree in Sociology there. She finished graduate school in 2016, and defended her PhD thesis, titled "The order of social interaction in a museum of science and technology: opportunities of microsociological approach", in 2017. In autumn 2015 she spent two months as vistiting scholar at Work, Interaction and Technology Research Centre, King´s College London, UK. From 2017 to 2020 Alisa was a team member of a project "Sociotechnical barriers of the implementation and use of information technologies in Russia: sociological analysis" (Russian Science Foundation grant). From 2017 until 2022 she worked as a research assistant and then research fellow at the Poletayex Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, HSE University. In 2019-2022 Alisa Maximova has been teaching at HSE University. Among courses she developed and taught are Audience Analysis for Cultural Project, Museums and Memory, and Introduction to Sociology. From 2017 until 2022 she has also been working as an independent consultant and researcher in the field of audience analysis for cultural and educational institutions. Her areas of expertise include interactional sociology and qualitative social studies. Among Alisa´s research interest are conversation analysis, ethnomethodology, science and technology studies, as well as museum studies. Alisa´s projects concern studying technology and interaction in various contexts. She has investigated human-robot interaction in a call center and has done research on how people explore and make sense of contemporary museum exhibitions. Recently, Alisa was involved in projects investigating how presentations about the past are formed and contested online. In 2021 she was a Pl of a project group "Online forms of collective memory: participatory culture and ´public historians´ in YouTube", and in 2021-2022 took part in a project "Historical figures in social media: modes and contexts of use" (HSE University).

Ansprechpartner /
Claudia Setterich

Tel: 0234 / 32- 28565


Raum: GA 1/33