Alena Vasilyeva

Alena Vasilyeva
Assistant Professor
N368 Integrative Learning Center
Spring 2020 office hours: Tuesdays 11:30-2:30 (via Zoom); Zoom appointments made by email
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.