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Dr Tonio Weicker
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-172

Dr Tonio Weicker


Research Area: Mobilities and Migration
Department: Regional Geography of Europe

Short CV


At the IfL since August 2019

05/2019: PhD (TU Berlin), Research project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation: Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation: Spatial dynamics of marshrutkas in Central Asia and the Caucasus (coordination: IfL)

10/2015 – 04/2019: Research Position at the Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty I – Humanities, Institute of Vocational Studies, Technology and Participation

09/2013 – 06/2015: Lecturer of the Foundation Robert Bosch at the Department of Translation Studies, University of Volgograd, Volgograd, Russia

10/2011 – 09/2013: MA East European Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

10/2008 – 09/2011: BA Sociology and Slavistics, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany

Research interests


Urban Studies, Mobility Studies, STS Studies, East European Studies


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Journal articles

Kemmer, Laura / Sgibnev, Wladimir / Weicker, Tonio / Woods, Maxwell (2022)

Spaces of exposure : re-thinking 'publicness' through public transport

In: Cultural geographies, 15 Seiten

Weicker, Tonio (2020)

Marshrutka (in)formality in southern Russian cities and its role in contentious transport policies

In: Geoforum

Weicker, Tonio (2019)

Carried by migrants : frictions of migration and mobility patterns in the conflicting assemblage of the Russian private transport sector

In: Central Asian affairs, 6 (2019), 4, Seite 304-326

Turdalieva, Cholpon / Weicker, Tonio (2019)

Encountering the multiple semiotics of marshrutka surfaces : what can marshrutka decorations and advertisements tell us about its everyday actors?

In: Mobilities, 14 (2019), 6, Seite 809-824

Sgibnev, Wladimir / Weicker, Tonio (2017)

Marschrutki – Chancen und Probleme städtischer Mobilität in Zentralasien

In: Zentralasien-Analysen, 109 (2017), Seite 2-6

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Book chapters

Weicker, Tonio / Sgibnev, Wladimir (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


Monographs and edited volumes

Finbom, Marcus / Kębłowski, Wojciech / Sgibnev, Wladimir / Sträuli, Louise / Timko, Peter / Tuvikene, Tauri / Weicker, Tonio (2021)

COVID-19 and public transport : insights from Belgium (Brussels), Estonia (Tallinn), Germany (Berlin, Dresden, Munich), and Sweden (Stockholm)

Leipzig, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde. 56 Seiten

(Forum IfL ; 40)

ForumIfL 40.pdf

Tuvikene, Tauri / Kębłowski, Wojciech / Weicker, Tonio / Finch, Jason / Sgibnev, Wladimir / Sträuli, Louise / Laine, Silja / Dobruszkes, Frédéric / Ianchenko, Aleksandra (2021)

Public transport as public space in European cities

Leipzig, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde. 29 Seiten

(Forum IfL ; 39)

ForumIfL 39.pdf

Weicker, Tonio (2019)

Russian cities in motion : the Marshrutka as a multifaceted issue of post-Soviet urban life

Berlin, Fakultät I - Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften der Technischen Universität Berlin. IV, 494 Seiten


Other publications

Adolphi, Lukas / Sgibnev, Wladimir / Weicker, Tonio (2022)

Gebrauchte Straßenbahnen auf Reise

In: Nationalatlas aktuell. - Leipzig: IfL / 16 (20.05.2022), 4

Weicker, Tonio (2020)

Katalin Tóth, "I love Budapest. I bike Budapest?" Urbaner Radverkehr in der ungarischen Hauptstadt, 1980-2014 : book review

In: The journal of transport history, 3 Seiten

Weicker, Tonio / Sgibnev, Wladimir (2020)

Public transport in times of Covid-19 : disruption and continuity in urban mobility

In: Geography directions : the latest from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) publications

Weicker, Tonio (2019)

Marshrutka 2.0 - how YandexTaxi fundamentally shifts the transport labour market in contemporary Russian cities

In: Three decades of post-socialist transition : conference proceedings / edited by Nebojša Čamprag and Anshika Suri ; Urban Morphosis Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt. - Darmstadt, 2019, Seite 419-426