Dennis Zuev is a Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal. He has held various researcher positions at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, the Institute of Social Futures, Lancaster University, UK and the Institute for Advanced Studies for Science, Technology, and Society, Graz, Austria. He has been a senior lecturer at Nurtingen-Geislingen University, Germany; invited professor at ISCTE Business School, Portugal; and invited professor at University of Graz, Austria and University of Kuopio, Finland. In 2013-16, along with Prof. John Urry he was involved in the ESRC-funded "Low Carbon Innovation in China" project at the Centre for Mobilities Research, UK. In 2020-2021 He was an assistant professor at the City University of Macau, Macau SAR, where he taught transportation studies, research methods and tourism economics. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in mainland China and Macau, Portugal, Russia and Argentina. His publication record spans different disciplines: urban studies, visual media, sociology, science and technology studies, arctic social sciences and transportation studies. He has published as a single author and as a co-author in more than 17 different top peer-reviewed journals, eg. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Environmental Innovation and Sociotechnical Transitions, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Contemporary China, Mobilities, Visual Studies. His current Scopus H Index is 10. In 2018 he published first book-length study on e-bikes: "Urban Mobility in Modern China: The Growth of the E-Bike" with Palgrave McMillan. In 2020 he has co-authored a book "Visual Sociology: politics and practices in contested spaces", also with Palgrave. He has edited THREE books (all with Routledge) on aspects of urban transportation and visual data analysis. Dennis Zuev is a CO-FOUNDER (in 2006) and former Vice President (research) of the Research Committee RC57 Visual Sociology in the International Sociological Association. He is a MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARD of journals "Mobilities"(Taylor&Francis), "Visual Studies" (Taylor&Francis), Visual Methodologies. He is also an active member of Urban Transitions Hub, Cosmobilities network and a member of European Association of Chinese Studies. Since 2022 he is a founding co-editor of the book series "Social Visualities" at Palgrave.

Personal identification

Full name
Denis Zuev

Citation names

  • Zuev, Denis
  • Dennis Zuev

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • dennis.zuev@iscte-iul.pt (Professional)


Mobile phone
  • 911775185 (Personal)


  • CIES-ISCTE. Ed. ISCTE, Av. das Forcas Armadas, 1349-026, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Professional)


  • https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rzLvJrEAAAAJ&hl=en (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Sociology - Sociology
  • Social Sciences - Economic and Social Geography - Transport Planning and Social Aspects of Transport
  • Social Sciences - Media and Communications
  • Social Sciences - Economics and Business - Industrial Relations


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2)
Chinese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Turkish Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1)
Italian Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
Sociology (Doutoramento)
Altay State University, Russia
"Reconstructing the content of the political symbols: using the symbolic perspective in youth research" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1995/09/01 - 2000/07/01
Linguistics and Communication Studies (Postgraduate Certificate)
Sibirskij federal'nyj universitet, Russia
"Linguistic and philosophical definition of symbol" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2018/01 - Current Auxiliary Researcher (Research) Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Institute of Orient, Portugal
2017/09/01 - Current Auxiliary Researcher (Research) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia, Portugal
2018/09/01 - 2019/02/01 Visiting Researcher (Research) institute for advanced studies on science, technology and society, IAS-STS, Austria
Technische Universität Graz, Austria
2014/09/01 - 2017/12/31 Contracted Researcher (Research) Lancaster University, United Kingdom
2015/09 - 2016/12 Researcher (Research) Institute of Social Futures, United Kingdom
Institute of Social Futures, United Kingdom
2009/09/01 - 2014/08/31 Principal Investigator (Research) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia, Portugal
2010/01 - 2013/12 Invited Principal Investigator (Research) Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Germany

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2020/01/15 - 2021/07/15 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) City University of Macau, Macau SAR China
2018/05/10 - 2019/02/28 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) ISCTE Business School, Portugal
2004/09/01 - 2009/06/30 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Sibirskij federal'nyj universitet, Russia

Positions / Appointments

Host institution
2022/03/27 - 2023/12/31 Director of the Xavier Collaborative Research center for Memory and Identity University of St.Joseph, Macau SAR China


Host institution
2017/04/25 - 2020/01/14 Senior Lecturer, Researcher and M.Sc. Program coordinator Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen, Germany


  1. Dennis Zuev. Cycling Societies: Innovations, Inequalities and Governance. London: Routledge. 2021.
  2. Dennis Zuev. Sharing Mobilities: New Perspectives for the Mobile Risk Society. United Kingdom: Routledge. 2020.
    Published • Editor
  3. Dennis Zuev; Gary Bratchford. Visual Sociology: Practices and Politics in Contested Spaces. Routledge. 2020.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-030-54510-9
  4. Dennis Zuev. Urban Mobility in Modern China: The growth of E-bike. Palgrave McMillan. 2018.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-319-76590-7
  5. Nathansohn, R.; Zuev, D.. Sociology of the visual sphere. Routledge. 2013.
    Published • 10.4324/9780203066652
Book chapter
  1. "Visuality and Infrastructure: the case of the Belt and Road Initiative". In Palgrave Handbook of Globalization with Chinese Characteristics. Cham, United Kingdom: Palgrave McMillan, 2022.
    In press
  2. Zuev, Dennis; Nitschke, Luca. "Mobilities and (un)sustainability". In Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities, edited by Monika Büscher, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Sven Kesselring and Nikolaj Grauslund Kristensen, 28-37. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020.
    Published • 10.4337/9781788115469.00009
  3. Dennis Zuev; Joachim Otto Habeck. "Implications of Infrastructure and Technological Change for Lifestyles in Siberia". 35-104. Open Book Publishers, 2019.
  4. David Tyfield; Dennis Zuev. "Low Carbon Mobility Transitions in China". In Low Carbon Mobility Transitions. Goodfellow Publishers, 2016.
    Published • 10.23912/978-1-910158-64-7-3281
  5. Zuev, Dennis. "Visual methods in event studies". In Approaches and Methods in Event Studies, 96-119. Routledge, 2016.
Encyclopedia entry
  1. Sara Di Chiazza; Dennis Zuev. "Waste". In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies, edited by Cook, Daniel Thomas; Ryan, J Michael. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015.
    Published • 10.1002/9781118989463.wbeccs238
  2. Zuev, Dennis. "Internet, The, and Consumption". In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118989463.wbeccs152.
  3. Zuev, Dennis. "Cities, Visual Consumption of". In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118989463.wbeccs235.
  4. Zuev, Dennis; Nathansohn, Regev. "Visual Sociology". In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781405165518.wbeosv025.
Journal article
  1. "Future Visions of Society: Visual imaginaries, Visual Data and Ethics". Current Sociology (2023): https://journals.sagepub.com/home/csi.
    Under revision
  2. "Temporary Transnational Labour Mobility and Gendered Individualisation in Europe". Mobilities (2022): https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=rmob20.
  3. Zuev, Dennis; Hannam, Kevin. "Anxious immobilities: an ethnography of coping with contagion (Covid-19) in Macau". Mobilities (2021): 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2020.1827361.
    Published • 10.1080/17450101.2020.1827361
  4. Hannam, Kevin; Butler, Gareth; Witte, Alexandra; Zuev, Dennis. "Tourist's mobilities: Walking, cycling, driving and waiting". Tourist Studies (2021): 146879762199293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468797621992931.
    Open access • 10.1177/1468797621992931
  5. Dennis Zuev; Gary Bratchford. "The citizen drone: protest, sousveillance and droneviewing". Visual Studies (2020): https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2020.1843285.
  6. Gary Bratchford; Dennis Zuev. "Aerial visibilities: towards a visual sociology of the sky Introduction to the special issue". Visual Studies (2020): https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2020.1843283.
  7. Dennis Zuev. "High-rise urban density in Macau". Visual Studies (2020): https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2020.1850085.
  8. Katerina Psarikidou; Dennis Zuev; Cosmin Popan. "Sustainable cycling futures: can cycling be the future?". Applied Mobilities 5 3 (2020): 225-231. https://doi.org/10.1080/23800127.2020.1845073.
  9. Dennis Zuev. "E-bike as a technological innovation system in China: transition to the stage of institutionalized certainty?". Applied Mobilities 5 3 (2020): 251-270. https://doi.org/10.1080/23800127.2020.1764237.
  10. Dennis Zuev; David Tyfield; John Urry. "Where is the politics? E-bike mobility in urban China and civilizational government". Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (2018): https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.eist.2018.07.002.
  11. David Tyfield; Dennis Zuev. "Stasis, dynamism and emergence of the e-mobility system in China: A power relational perspective". Technological Forecasting and Social Change 126 (2018): 259-270. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.techfore.2017.09.006.
  12. Dennis Zuev. "Digital afterlife: (Eco)civilizational politics of the site and the sight of e-waste in China". Anthropology Today (2018):
  13. Dennis Zuev; Jerome Krase. "Visual sociology". Sociopedia (2017): https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2056846017121.
  14. Dennis Zuev; David Picard. "Reconstructing the Antarctic tourist interaction ritual chain: visual sociological perspective". The Polar Journal 5 1 (2015): 146-169. https://doi.org/10.1080%2F2154896x.2015.1025495.
  15. Zuev, D.; Virchow, F.. "Performing national-identity: The many logics of producing national belongings in public rituals and events". Nations and Nationalism 20 2 (2014): 191-199. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84896049880&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Vergani, M.; Zuev, D.. "Neojihadist Visual Politics: Comparing YouTube Videos of North Caucasus and Uyghur Militants". Asian Studies Review (2014): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84916613438&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Picard, D.; Zuev, D.. "The tourist plot: Antarctica and the modernity of nature". Annals of Tourism Research 45 (2014): 102-115. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84892635938&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Dennis Zuev. "Couchsurfing Along the Trans-Siberian Railway and Beyond: Cosmopolitan Learning through Hospitality in Siberia". Sibirica 12 1 (2013): https://doi.org/10.3167%2Fsib.2013.120103.
  19. Zuev, D.. "My Perestroika: Visualizing Self-transformation in Russia". Visual Anthropology 26 5 (2013): 448-450. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84886018455&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Zuev, D.. "The Russian March: Investigating the Symbolic Dimension of Political Performance in Modern Russia". Europe - Asia Studies 65 1 (2013): 102-126. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84873881896&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Dennis Zuev. "CouchSurfing as a spatial practice: Accessing and producing xenotopos". Hospitality & Society 1 3 (2012): 227-244. https://doi.org/10.1386%2Fhosp.1.3.227_1.
  22. Dennis Zuev. "The Russian Ultranationalist Movement on the Internet: Actors, Communities, and Organization of Joint Actions". Post-Soviet Affairs 27 2 (2011): 121-157. https://doi.org/10.2747%2F1060-586x.27.2.121.
  23. Vergani, M.; Zuev, D.. "Analysis of YouTube videos used by activists in the Uyghur nationalist movement: Combining quantitative and qualitative methods". Journal of Contemporary China 20 69 (2011): 205-229. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79551716562&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Zuev, D.. "The Russian ultranationalist movement on the internet: Actors, communities, and organization of joint actions". Post-Soviet Affairs 27 2 (2011): 121-157. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79956289215&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Muranyi, I.; Puuronen, V.; Zuev, D.. "Lifeform: An explanation of prejudices of young people". Journal of Social Research and Policy 1 2 (2010): 63-78. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84893914405&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Zuev, D.. "The movement against illegal immigration: Analysis of the central node in the Russian extreme-right movement". Nations and Nationalism 16 2 (2010): 261-284. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77951654911&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Zuev, D.. "A visual dimension of protest: An analysis of interactions during the Russian march". Visual Anthropology 23 3 (2010): 221-253. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77951518359&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Zuev, D.. "The practice of free-traveling: Young people coping with access in post-Soviet Russia". Young 16 1 (2008): 5-26. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-54349102775&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Journal issue
  1. Dennis Zuev. "Aerial visibilities: towards a visual sociology of the sky". Visual Studies 35 5 (2020):
  2. Dennis Zuev. "Sustainable Cycling Futures". Applied Mobilities 5 3 (2020):
    Accepted • Coeditor
  1. Dennis Zuev. 2018. Transport and Mobility. Horizon Scanning Project The Effective and Ethical Development of Artificial Intelligence: An Opportunity to Improve Our Wellbeing?.

Artistic / Performance

Curatorial / Museum exhibition
  1. Dennis Zuev. 2019. "Brilliant City". In Photo Exhibition.

Jury of academic degree

Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2021 Mundo global, parejas globales: el intercambio de capitales en matrimonios de mexicanos y mujeres post-soviéticas
(Thesis) Arguer
Ingrid Ots (PhD)

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2021/03/01 - Current Centro Cientifico e Cultural de Macau/Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre, Lisbon Associate Member
2021/03 - Current Urban Transitions Hub at University of Lisbon, Portugal Associate Member

Committee member

Activity description
Institution / Organization
2010 - Current CO-FOUNDER, VICE-PRESIDENT (RESEARCH) International Sociological Association Research Committee 57 (Visual Sociology) 1. in charge of the academic program of the RC57, 2. liaisons with other research committees and joint sessions, organization of international ISA congresses and ISA forums in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 (scientific program co-coordinator) . 3. Internationalization of Visual Sociology and in charge of the impact strategy.
President / Vice-president
International Sociological Association, Spain

RC57 Visual Sociology, Spain

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2021/11 - Current INVITED EXPERT AT THE Latvian Research Council, Evaluation of research projects
2017/12/01 - 2018/03/02 INVITED EXPERT AT EUROPEAN RESEARCH AGENCY, Evaluation of research projects
Research Executive Agency, Belgium European Commission
2017/10/01 - 2017/12/30 INVITED EXPERT AT THE KAZAKHSTAN NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER, Evaluation of research projects in tourism and transportation
National Science and Technology Evaluation Centre, Kazakhstan

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2022/01/01 - Current Mobilities (1745-0101) Taylor and Francis
2016/04/20 - 2025/04/20 Visual Methodologies Open Access Journal
2020/01/01 - 2025/01/01 Visual Studies Taylor and Francis

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2022/01/01 - Current FOUNDING CO-EDITOR of the Book Series " SOCIAL VISUALITIES" at Palgrave McMillan (together with Dr. Gary Bratchford) 1. Commissioning book proposals on visual communication and media 2. Evaluation of the book proposals and communication with authors and publisher 3. Promotion of the book series and the field of visually-based research. Series Website: https://link.springer.com/series/16832 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, United Kingdom
2010 - Current In charge of the Integration of the Judith Tanur Memorial prize in the workings of the ISA Research Committee 57, Member of the Jury of the Memorial Prize (2013/2014) International Sociological Association, Spain
2015/10/01 - 2022/02/28 Peer-reviewing: 1.AREA STUDIES: Asian Ethnicities, Europe-Asia Studies, J. of Contemporary China, Sibirica 2. GEOGRAPHY: Geoforum, Polar Journal, Mobilities, Transport Geography, Case Studies in Transport Policy, Applied Mobilities, Intl. Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, J. of Cleaner Production 3. MEDIA STUDIES: Information, Communication and Society, Visual Methodologies, Visual Studies, Visual Anthropology. and others


2021 City University of Macau Research Award
City University of Macau, Macau SAR China

Other distinction

2018 Premio Cientifico ISCTE
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2018 IAS-STS Fellowship
2016 Premio Cientifico ISCTE
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2015 ISCTE Scientific Award
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2014 ISCTE Scientific Award
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2007 CIMO Fellowship
Kansainvalisen henkilovaihdon keskus, Finland
2006 Young Youth Researcher Award