Alena Vasilyeva

Assistant Professor
N368 Integrative Learning Center
Fall 2017 office hours: Tu 11:00-2:00 & 4:00-5:00, Th 1:00-2:00
413 545-3532

My general research interests include deliberation, conflict management, social identity, culture, communication design,  and the coordination of actions in personal and public contexts. Of particular interest is how a specific form of interactivity is constructed through the use of language, argument, interactional resources, in view of different constraints the interaction imposes; what is the interrelationship of  reasoning and activity, how this activity is constitutive of identity, and what are culturally-specific and context-specific practices. My recent research investigated the construction of deliberative activity in the course of dispute mediation.