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Alisa S. Maximova

  • Alisa S. Maximova has been at HSE University since 2009.

Education and Degrees

  • 2017

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2013

    Master's in Sociology
    HSE University

  • 2012

    Master's in Sociology
    Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences

  • 2011

    Bachelor's in Sociology
    HSE University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

20.0928.11.2015 — visiting PhD student in the Work, Interaction and Technology research centre, Department of Management, King's College London. Supervisor: Dr. Dirk vom Lehn.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2021, 2019

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2018)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Cultural consumption and audience research (Mago-Lego; 3, 4 module)Rus

Conference presentations

  • 3rd Edition of the ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture mid-term Conference “Culture and the Making of Worlds”, Università Bocconi, Milan – Italy, October 2010. Presentation: “Study of mobility in spaces of different types: Street and shopping passage”
  • Conference “Vectors of Development of Modern Russia”, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Moscow, April 2011. Presentation: “Discursive representation of researcher’s “extreme experience”: analysis of field diaries”
  • Student conference “Social Research of Local Communities”, Faculty of Sociology, HSE, Moscow, November 2011. Presentation: “Marketplace: Situation of seller and customer interaction”
  • Student conference “Sociology in Action”, Faculty of Sociology, HSE, Saint-Petersburg, March 2012. Presentation: “Characters in Street Art: What Do Drawn Urbanites Tell?”
  • ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Conference “Culture, Communication and Creativity”, Technical University of Berlin and The Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung), Berlin – Germany, September 2012. Presentation: "Street art in the Making"
  • Conference “Street art in the changing city: theoretical perspectives”, organised by “Graffiti and Street Art in Cultural Cityscape” Research Group, HSE, Moscow, June 2013. Presentation: “City of ambiguous images: the liminal properties of street art objects”
  • Conference “HistoriCity: Urban Space and Changing Historical Culture”, the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, HSE, Moscow, May 2014. Presentation: “Bringing Together the Meanings of Polytechnic Museum: Different Interpretative Contexts and Images of Museum’s Future Development”
  • International Conference “Museums Alive! — Exploring how museums behave like living beings”, Leicester University School for Museum Studies, November 2014. Presentation “Social organisation of experiments in museum: notes on interaction with hands-on exhibits”
  • Conference "The Spatial Turn and Its Implications on (In)Formal Learning Contexts", Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, March 2018. Poster presentation "Multimedia walking tours: social barriers and spatial embeddedness of user experience"
  • International Conference "Museums as Agents of Memory and Change", University of Tartu, Department of Ethnology, Estonian National Museum, Tallinn, Tartu, Estonia, 24-26 April 2019. Presentation "Small-Town Local History Museums in Russia: Participation, Agency, and Survival"


Research projects

2010–2019 Annual project “Summer Sociological Field Practice”, Faculty of Sociology, HSE

2012–2013 “Graffiti and Street Art in Cultural Cityscape” (grant № 12-05-0002 provided by the Higher School of Economics)

2012–2013 “Sociological study of Polytechnic museum audience structure”, Polytechnic Museum (Moscow)

2015 Front-end sociological study for creating mobile app for Tretyakov Gallery, Art Content

2016 Research Project “The Past for Russia’s Future”, The Free Historical Society of the Russian Federation

2016 Consulting Yaroslavl Historical, Architectural and Art Museum Reserve on audience research projects (Yaroslavl)

2017 Evaluation of multimedia walking tours for “Topography of Terror” Project, Memorial Society (Moscow)

2017–2018 Sociological study of exhibition visitors in Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve (Moscow)

2018 Formative evaluation for “Time of Growth” social-cultural project, "Absolute-Help" charitable foundation in collaboration with Polytechnic Museum

2017–2019 Russian Science Foundation grant (RSF No17-78-20164) “Sociotechnical barriers of the implementation and use of information technologies in Russia: sociological analysis”

Timetable for today

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Alisa Maximova took part in a conference on DIY cultures

Junior Research Fellow Alisa Maximova took part in a conference "Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! DIY Cultures and Global Challenges". The conference was held on July 7-10 and took place both online and in Porto, Portugal.

IGITI Research Fellows took part in the international online conference «Worlds of Imagination: Media, place and tourism in today’s global world»

IGITI Senior Researcher Alexandra Kolesnik, Research Fellow Alisa Maksimova, and Research Assistant Elizaveta Lysenko took part in the international conference "Worlds of Imagination: Media, place and tourism in today's global world", organized online on April 7-9, 2021 by Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Alisa Maximova took part in a sociology of culture conference

The international conference was held online on March 10-12. It was organised by the European Sociological Association's Sociology of Culture research network (RN7) and University of Helsinki.

This Is Robot Speaking

A social scientist’s perspective on human-robot interaction

Alisa Maximova took part in symposium on museums and public participation

IGITI Junior Research Fellow Alisa Maximova took part in international online symposium “Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums”. The event took place on 15 December 2020 and was organised by The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH).

From 21 September to 1 October, the first conference of the Post-Socialist and Comparative Memory Studies Working Group ('PoSoCoMeS') of the Memory Studies Association

Daria Khlevnyuk, a postdoc fellow of the Institute and a co-founder of the PoSoCoMeS, took an active part in the conference's organization. The conference was attended by researchers of the Institute, Alisa Maksimova and Boris Stepanov.

Discovering Russia from the Inside and Out

At the end of February, the HSE IGITI Research Centre for Contemporary Culture hosted a roundtable entitled ‘Field Studies in Russia: A Country Familiar and Foreign’. Roundtable participants talked about field work methods and standards, research challenges, and ways to solve them. The participants also discussed the extent to which it is possible to apply international experiences and approaches to field work in Russia as well as ways to study Russia from within and without.

Alisa Maximova has participated in a conference in Ruhr University

Research Assistant Alisa Maximova has participated in a conference "The Spatial Turn and Its Implications on (In)Formal Learning Contexts" in Ruhr University Bochum (Germany). See the conference programme and Alisa Maximova's poster presentation.

A new issue of Laboratorium journal guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets

A new issue of the Laboratorium journal (Russian review of social research) guest-edited by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets came out of print. This issue of Laboratorium features a special section dedicated to street art or, more broadly, to vernacular images in the contemporary urban environment. The article by Natalia Samutina and Oksana Zaporozhets “Berlin, the City of Saturated Walls” and reviews of the Center junior research fellows Alisa Maximova and Alexandra Kolesnik are published in this issue. Full issue is available online.