Dr. Wladimir Sgibnev

Senior researcher; coordinator of the research group Mobilities and Migration


At the IfL since November 2012

2011–2012: Visiting lecturer at the Central Asian Seminar

2009–2012: Doctoral studies at the Central Asian Seminar of the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Humboldt University of Berlin

2008–2009: Head of advanced training in transborder construction management for Vinci Construction’s international subsidiaries

2002–2007: Studies in comparative political science and European studies in Nancy and Paris

Research interests

Production of space, peripheral urban regions, mobility, qualitative research methods.
Regions: Central and Eastern Europe, post-Soviet region, Central Asia in particular


Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation
Shifting paradigms
Survival strategies and new spatial formats in former mining towns at the post-Soviet peripheries

Completed projects

Artefacts of mobility, artefacts of power
Groupement de recherche international
Mining Cities in Central Asia and the South Caucasus


Automatically generated list of publications from the electronic catalog of the library.
Rekhviashvili, Lela / Sgibnev, Wladimir (Verfasser/-in)
(15 January 2019)
Theorising informality and social embeddedness for the study of informal transport : lessons from the marshrutka mobility phenomenon. -
In: Journal of transport geography, 15 January 2019
Rekhviashvili, Lela / Sgibnev, Wladimir
Placing transport workers on the agenda : the conflicting logics of governing mobility on Bishkek's marshrutkas. -
In: Antipode / 50 (2018) 5, Seite 1376-1395
Sgibnev, Wladimir
Zwischen den Stühlen : ein Ausflug in die Interdisziplinarität. -
In: Ins Feld und zurück - Praktische Probleme qualitativer Forschung in der Sozialgeographie. - Berlin: Springer Spektrum, Seite 25-30
Rekhviashvili, Lela / Sgibnev, Wladimir
Uber, Marshrutkas and socially (dis-)embedded mobilities. -
In: The journal of transport history, 39 (2018-00-00), 1, Seite 72-91
Sgibnev, Wladimir
ÖPNV in Gefahr : städtische Mobilität in der Russischen Föderation. -
In: Geographie heute / Russland , Seite 18-21
Sgibnev, Wladimir
Les marchroutki du Tadjikistan : témoins des transformations. -
In: Géotransports, 2017, 9, Seite 41-49
Sgibnev, Wladimir / Tuvikene, Tauri
Urban infrastructures. -
In: Urban Eurasia: cities in transformation. - Berlin: DOM publishers, Seite 45-63
Sgibnev, Wladimir
Architektur und Mobilität . -
In: Architekturführer Duschanbe. - Berlin: DOM, Seite 99-103
Sgibnev, Wladimir
Sichtbarkeit der Macht : Duschanbes zentrale Denkmäler. -
In: Architekturführer Duschanbe. - Berlin: DOM, Seite 89-97
Sgibnev, Wladimir / Weicker, Tonio
Marschrutki – Chancen und Probleme städtischer Mobilität in Zentralasien. -
In: Zentralasien-Analysen, 109 (2017-00-00), Seite 2-6
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Dr Wladimir Sgibnev
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-161

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