Most of the links below will lead you to a full-text publication in open access.

For texts of papers and chapters that are not in open access you are always welcome to contact me for a copy: a.nikolaeva[at]

Brömmelstroet, M. T., Nikolaeva, A., Cadima, C., Verlinghieri, E., Ferreira, A., Mladenović, M., Milakis, D., Silva, J. de A. e, & Papa, E. (2021). Have a Good Trip! Expanding Our Concepts of the Quality of Everyday Travelling with Flow Theory. Applied Mobilities, 0(0), 1–22.

te Brömmelstroet, M., Nikolaeva, A., Nello-Deakin, S., van Waes, A., Farla, J., Popkema, M., van Wesemael, P., Liu, G., Raven, R., de Vor, F., & Bruno, M. (2020). Researching cycling innovations: The contested nature of understanding and shaping smart cycling futures. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 8, 100247. Read here

Bruno, M., & Nikolaeva, A. (2020). Towards a maintenance-based approach to mode shift: Comparing two cases of Dutch cycling policy using social practice theory. Journal of Transport Geography, 86, 102772. Read here

Rubin, O., Nikolaeva, A., Nello-Deakin, S., and te Brömmelstroet, M., (2020). “What can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic about how people experience working from home and commuting?”, Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam. Available at:

Nello-Deakin, S., & Nikolaeva, A. (2020). The human infrastructure of a cycling city: Amsterdam through the eyes of international newcomers. Urban Geography0(0), 1–23. Read here

Nikolaeva, A., & Nello-Deakin, S. (2020). Exploring velotopian urban imaginaries: Where Le Corbusier meets Constant? Mobilities, 15(3), 309–324. Read here

Nikolaeva, A., te Brömmelstroet, M., Raven, R., & Ranson, J. (2019). Smart cycling futures: Charting a new terrain and moving towards a research agenda. Journal of Transport Geography, 79, 102486. Read here

Nikolaeva, A., Adey, P., Cresswell, T., Lee, J. Y., Nóvoa, A., & Temenos, C. (2019). Commoning mobility: Towards a new politics of mobility transitions. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 44(2), 346–360.

Nikolaeva, A. (2018). Rebordering Europe from the Margins Since the 1970s: A History of a Layered Arrival Infrastructure for the Mobile Poor in Amsterdam. Meeus, B., Arnaut K. & B. van Heur (Eds.) In Arrival Infrastructures: Migration and Urban Social Mobilities. Palgrave Macmillan. See here or ask a copy by e-mail

Nikolaeva A., Adey, P., Cresswell, T., Lee J., Novoa, A. and C. Temenos (2018). A new politics of mobility: Commoning movement, meaning and practice in Amsterdam and Santiago. Centre for Urban Studies Working Paper Series

te Brommelstroet, M. C. G., Nikolaeva, A., Chan, C., Glaser, M. A., & Nicolaisen, M. (2017). Traveling together alone and alone together: Mobility and potential exposure to diversity. Applied Mobilities 2(1), 113-129.

Temenos, C., Nikolaeva, A., Schwanen, T., Cresswell, T., Sengers, F., Watson, M., & Sheller, M. (2017).  Theorizing Mobility Transitions: An Interdisciplinary ConversationTransfers, 7(1).

Nikolaeva, A. (2017) “Spoiled”, “Bored”, “Irritated” and “Nervous”: The Transformations of a Mobile Subject in Airport Design Discourse. In Spinney, J., Reimer S. & P. Pinch (eds.), Mobilising Design (pp. 24-34). Routledge.

Bosma, K. & A. Nikolaeva (2013). ‘The Airport: Prototype of the Global City?’ in K. Bosma (ed.), Megastructure Schiphol: Design in Spectacular Simplicity (pp. 198-217). Rotterdam: nai010 publishers. Full text

Bosma, K. & A. Nikolaeva (2013). ‘Farewell to Spectacular Simplicity?, in K. Bosma (ed.), Megastructure Schiphol: Design in Spectacular Simplicity (pp. 298-306). Rotterdam: nai010 publishers.

Nikolaeva, A. (2012) Designing Public Space for Mobility: Contestation, Negotiation and Experiment at Amsterdam Airport SchipholTijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie/Journal of Economic & Social Geography, 103(5), pp. 542-554. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9663.2012.00740.x