Anna Plyushteva

Research staff

  • Current position MSCA Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of Geography
    Faculty of Sciences
    Building F – Room 4.71
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 2828
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Anna is an urban and transport geographer. Her research focuses on urban mobility in terms of daily practices, socio-technical infrastructures, and gendered relations. In her role as Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Cosmopolis, Anna researched commuting in urban shift work in Brussels and Sofia, and night-time mobility in particular.

Anna holds a PhD in Human Geography from University College London. Her PhD examined the expansion of the metro network in Sofia, and the impact of new infrastructures on the journey to work. Following her PhD, she worked at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford, researching the gender and life-course dimensions of everyday mobility in London and Manila.

Previous employment:

2017 – 2019 Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow, Cosmopolis
2016 - Researcher, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford
2012-2016 – Doctoral researcher and teaching assistant, University College London

Recent publications:

Plyushteva A (2019) Predictability and propinquity on the Sofia Metro: Everyday metro journeys and long-term relations of transport infrastructuring. In: Tuvikene T, Sgibnev W, and Neugebauer C (eds) Post-Socialist Urban Infrastructures. London: Routledge.

Plyushteva A and Schwanen T (2018) Care-related journeys over the life-course:  Thinking mobility biographies with gender, care and the household. Geoforum 97: 131–141.

Plyushteva A (2018) Commuting and the urban night: Nocturnal mobilities in tourism and hospitality work. Online ahead of print in Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events.