Dennis Zuev, Assistant Professor


Office:4F, Building N                                                                     

Tel.:     8590-2537                                                               

Academic Qualification                                                                            

PhD, Altay State University 

MA, Siberian Federal University

BA, Siberian Federal University


Working Experience                                                                       

From 2017/03 to 2019/12          Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany

From 2014/09 to 2016/10          Lancaster University, UK

From 2009/09 to 2014/09          Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, CIES-ISCTE, Portugal

From 2004/09 to 2009/07          Siberian Federal University, Russia 


Teaching Area                                                                            

Tourism Geographies
Sustainable Tourism
Tourism Mobilities


Research Area                                                                             


Tourism Studies

Urban and Transportation Studies

Chinese Studies

Visual Communication

Polar Studies


Professional Certification and Awards

ISCTE Scientific Award, 2019

International Arctic Social Council (IASC) Arctic Summit Grant, 2019

ISCTE Scientific Award, 2018

Fellowship of Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), Austria, 2018

ISCTE Scientific Award, 2016

ISCTE Scientific Award, 2015,

ISCTE Scientific Award, 2014

American Association of Geographers (AAG) Enrichment Grant, 2014


Professional Society Membership

International Arctic Science Committee

International Association of Arctic Social Sciences

International Sociological Association

European Association of Chinese Studies


Academic Publication

Journal Paper:

  • Dennis Zuev (2020). E-bike as a technological innovation system in China: transition to the stage of institutionalized certainty?,AppliedMobilitiesDOI:10.1080/23800127.2020.  1764237  (Online first, 4 June, 2020)
  • Dennis Zuev (2020). Travel marketing and popular photography in Britain, 1888-1939: Reading the travel image, Visual Studies,2020 DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2020.1715084 (HSCI)
  • Dennis Zuev, D. Tyfield & J. Urry (2019). Where is the politics? E-bike mobility in urban China and civilizational government. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transition, 2019 30: 19-32 (SSCI)
  • Dennis Zuev (2018). Picturing the cosmos. A visual history of early Soviet space endeavour, Visual Studies, 2018, 33:4, 399-401 (HSCI)
  • Dennis Zuev (2018). Digital afterlife: (eco) civilizational politics of the site and the sight of e-waste in China, Anthropology Today, 2018, 34(6) (SSCI)
  • Dennis Zuev, J. Krase (2017). Visual Sociology, Sociopedia.Isa,(Online Journal), 2017, DOI: 10.1177/2056846017121
  • Denis Zuev, D. Tyfield (2017). Stasis, dynamism and emergence of the e-mobility system in China: A power relational perspective, Technological Forecasting & Social Change 2017. 126: 259-270 (SSCI)
  • Denis Zuev, D. Picard (2015). Reconstructing the Antarctic Tourist Interaction Ritual Chain: visual sociological perspective. The Polar Journal. 2015. 5(1):146-169
  • Denis Zuev ( 2014). Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research. Visual Methodologies. 2014. 2(1)
  • Denis Zuev, D. Picard (2014). The tourist plot: Antarctica and the modernity of nature. Annals of Tourism Research, 2014. 45(1):102-115 (SSCI)
  • Denis Zuev (2013). Couchsurfing along the Trans-Siberian Railway and Beyond: cosmopolitan learning through hospitality in Siberia. Sibirica. 2013. 12(1):56-82
  • Denis Zuev (2013). Russian March: investigating symbolic dimension of the political performance in modern Russia. Europe-Asia Studies.  2013. 65(1):102-126 (SSCI)
  • Denis Zuev (2011). Couchsurfing as a Spatial Practice: accessing and producing xenotopos, Hospitality and Society. 2011. 1(3):227-244



  • Visual Sociology: practices and politics in contested spaces. Palgrave McMillan: Cham. (2020). (in co-authorship with Gary Bratchford)
  • Sharing Mobilities: New Perspectives for the Mobile Risk Society. Cosmobilities Series. New York: Routledge. 2020. (together with S. Kesselring and M. Freudendal-Pedersen)
  • Urban Mobility in Modern China: The growth of the E-bike. Palgrave McMillan: Cham 2018
  • Sociology of the Visual Sphere, Routledge Advances in Sociology Series. New York: Routledge. 2013. (together with R. Nathansohn)


Book Chapter:
  • Introduction. Sharing Mobilities: New Perspectives for the Mobile Risk Society. In (eds. Kesselring, S., M. Freudendal-Pedersen, D. Zuev). Routledge: New York
  • Implications of Infrastructural and Technological Change for Lifestyles in Siberia. In (ed. J.O. Habeck) Lifestyle in Siberia. OpenBook Publishers: Cambridge (with J.O. Habeck)
  • Research Design and Methodology of Conditions and Limitations of Lifestyle Plurality in Siberia. In (ed. J. O. Habeck) Lifestyle in Siberia. OpenBook Publishers: Cambridge (co-authored)
  • Low Carbon Mobility Transitions in China. In Higham, J. and Hopkins D. (eds.) Handbook of Low Carbon Mobility Transitions. Goodfellow Publishers: Oxford 2016, pp. 247-255 (with D. Tyfield)
  • Visual Methods in Event Studies. In T. Pernecky (ed.) Routledge Advances in Event Studies. Routledge: New York 2016, pp.96-119
  • Cities and Visual Consumption. Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015
  • Internet and consumption.  Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015
  • Waste.  Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015 (co-authored with S. Di Chiazza)
  • Hosting Marco in Siberia: Tourism and Regimes of Hospitality in an “out of the way” place.  In D. Picard and S. Buchberger (eds.) Couchsurfing Cosmopolitanisms Can tourism make a better world? Transcript Verlag. Bielefeld. 2013
  • Visual Sociology, Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ritzer, George (ed). Blackwell Publishing, 2013. Blackwell Reference Online. 29 June 2014 (with R. Nathansohn)
  • Introducing Visual Sphere. in D. Zuev, R.Nathansohn (eds.), “Sociology of Visual Sphere”, Routledge Advances in Sociology Series. Taylor and Francis Group.  2013. (co-authored with R. Nathansohn)


Conference Paper:

  • Infrastructure Politics: the case of regional aviation in Siberia and Far East, Annual XIII Congress of Ethnography and Anthropology, Kazan, Russia , 3 July, 2019
  • Politics of access and infrastructure in the circumpolar North: the case of small-scale aviation, Arctic Science Summit, Arkhangelsk, Russia 22-27th of May, 2019
  • Os novos regimes de mobilidade de elites na Península Ibérica: O caso chinês e os Programas Golden Visa em Portugal e Espanha”, Colóquio “A presença da China em Portugal no século XXI: Principais Tendências e Desafios”, ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal, Maio, 16, 2019
  • Defining the intermediary role of users in energy transitions: brokerage across structural holes via sharing technological expectations, STS Conference, Graz, Austria, 6-7, May, 2019
  • Seeing like a Drone: the politics of Droneviewing, XIX World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada , 15-17 July, 2018
  • The "Bads" and "Goods" of E-Bike Mobility Development in China, 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology,  Vienna, Austria , 10-14 June, 2016
  • Development of Urban Mobility Innovation in China: the Case of E-Bike, 15th Annual STS Conference, Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, Graz , Austria, 9-10 May, 2016


Research Project:

  • Sustainable and Smart Tourism in Macau, funded by Macau Foundation
  • Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility: EU and Australasian innovations, funded by EU Erasmus+ and Jean Monnet Activities, Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany 2018-2020
  • Low Carbon E-Mobility Innovation in China, Low-Carbon Innovation in China: prospects, politics and practices, funded by ESRC, Lancaster University, UK, 2013-2016
  • Antarctic Tourism Knowledge Mediation and Learning (2013-2014), Portuguese Polar Program (Propolar)
  • Anthropology of Antarctic Tourism Culture (2012-2013) funded by Portuguese Polar Program (Propolar)
  • 'Selfing':
Contact, Magic 
 Personhood”, funded by FCT, Fundaçao para Ciencia e Technologia, Portugal, 2011-2014
  • Computer-Mediated Hospitality Networks in Siberia, funded by Max-Planck Society, Halle, Germany, 2010-2013,
  • Eastern European Migration in Portugal, networking grant for collaboration with Aberdeen University, UK, funded by British Council, 2011.