Lizzie Richardson

studied Geography at the University of Cambridge and Durham University. Since 2020, she is a Junior Professor of Digital Geography in the Department of Human Geography in Frankfurt. She has previously held research and teaching positions at the University of Sheffield, Durham University and the University of Cambridge. Much of her research focuses on the socio-spatial dimensions of economy, with a particular interest in work cultures and technologies. Her current research examines the emergence and implications of platform technologies and platformization for the spatial definition of economic activity.


Core Publications

Richardson, L. (2020). Platforms, markets and contingent calculation: the flexible arrangement of the delivered meal. Antipode, 52 (3), 619–636.

Richardson, L. (2019). Culturalisation and devices: what is culture in cultural economy?  Journal of Cultural Economy, 12: 228–241.

Richardson, L. (2018). Feminist geographies of digital work. Progress in Human Geography, 42 (2): 244–263

Richardson, L. (2018). Sharing Economy in Ash, J. Kitchin, R. Leszczynski, A. (Eds.) Digital Geographies. London: Sage, 200–209.

Cockayne, D. & Richardson, L. (2017). Queering code/space: the co-production of socio-sexual codes and digital technologies. Gender, Place and Culture, 24 (11), 1642–1658.

Richardson, L. (2017). Sharing as a postwork style: digital work and the co-working office. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 10 (2), 297–310.

Richardson, L. (2015). Performing the sharing economy. Geoforum, 67, 121–129.

Most recent

Richardson, L. (2020). Coordinating office space: digital technologies and the platformization of work. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.

Richardson, L. (2020). Coordinating the city: platforms as flexible spatial arrangements. Urban Geography, 41 (3), 458–461.