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


Public transport as public space in European cities: Narrating, experiencing, contesting (PUTSPACE)
Survival strategies and new spatial formats in former mining towns at the post-Soviet peripheries

Completed projects

Shifting paradigms – Towards participatory and effective urban planning in Germany, Russia and Ukraine
Mining Cities in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation
Artefacts of mobility, artefacts of power
Groupement de recherche international


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Sgibnev, Wladimir
Living switches. -
In: Repair, brokenness, breakthrough : ethnographic responses / edited by Francisco Martínez and Patrick Laviolette. - New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, 2019. - (Politics of repair ; 1), 2019, Seite 293-296
Tuvikene, Tauri / Sgibnev, Wladimir / Zupan, Daniela / Jovanović, Deana / Neugebauer, Carola S.
Post-socialist infrastructuring. -
In: Area, 2019, Seite 1-8
Sgibnev, Wladimir / Tuvikene, Tauri / Rekhviashvili, Lela
Post-socialist mobility justice. -
In: Three decades of post-socialist transition : conference proceedings / edited by Nebojša Čamprag and Anshika Suri ; Urban Morphosis Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt. - Darmstadt, 2019, 2019, Seite 407-418
Tuvikene, Tauri (Herausgeber/-in) / Sgibnev, Wladimir (Herausgeber/-in) / Neugebauer, Carola S. (Herausgeber/-in)
Post-socialist urban infrastructures. -
London ; New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. xiv, 226 Seiten (Routledge research in planning and urban design)
Neugebauer, Carola S. / Sgibnev, Wladimir / Tuvikene, Tauri
(15 May 2019)
Conclusion : infrastructure and post-socialism in theory and practice. -
In: Post-socialist urban infrastructures. - London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Seite 213-222
Weicker, Tonio / Sgibnev, Wladimir
(15 May 2019)
Infrastructures as fluidities : how marshrutkas help us to overcome static conceptions of road-based mobility service provision. -
In: Post-socialist urban infrastructures. - London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Seite 195-212
Tuvikene, Tauri / Sgibnev, Wladimir / Neugebauer, Carola S.
(15 May 2019)
Introduction : linking post-socialist and urban infrastructures. -
In: Post-socialist urban infrastructures. - London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Seite 1-20
Rekhviashvili, Lela / Sgibnev, Wladimir
(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
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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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