Academic publications

Below I have listed academic publications that I have come across on digital nomadism and on digital nomads. They deal with various topics, such as the division between work and leisure, identity and belonging, entrepreneurship, what digital nomad life looks like and so forth. For statistics and some reports, please click here.

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This list is by no means exhaustive and I will be updating it as I come across more sources. Unfortunately, many of the articles are behind a paywall, meaning that you need to have a university subscription to be able to access them. Regardless, if you are interested in one particular paper, you can have always access to the abstracts by googling the title and the author to get the main idea.


Al-Hadi, Nehad Ali & Saif Al-Aufi, Ali (2019) Information context and socio-technical practice of digital nomads. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication.

Amit, Vered (2020) De la migration de style de vie au mode de vie mobile. Plaidoyer pour une conception large/ambiguë de la mobilité. Anthropologies et sociétés.

Aroles, Jeremy, Granter, Edward & de Vaujany, Francois-Xavier (2020) ‘Becoming mainstream’: the professionalisation and corporatisation of digital nomadism. New Technology, Work and Employment.

Bergan, Tegan L, Gorman-Murray, Andrew & Power, Emma R. (2021) Coliving housing: home cultures of precarity for the new creative class. Social and Cultural Geography.

Chevtaeva, Ekaterina (2021) “Coworking and Coliving: The Attraction for Digital Nomad Tourists”. In W. Wörndl et al. (Eds.): Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism, pp. 202–209.

D’Andrea A. (2007) Global Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa, Routledge, London. 

D’Andrea, A. (2006) Neo-nomadism: A theory of post-identitarian mobility in the global age, Mobilities.

Bartosik-Purgat, Małgorzata (2018) Digital Nomads – Entrepreneurship or New Lifestyle? Przedsiebiorczosc i Zarzadzanie.

Bell, M. & Ward, G. (2000) Comparing permanent migration with temporary mobility. Tourism Geographies.

Berbegal-Mirabent, Jasmina (2021) What Do We Know about Co-Working Spaces? Trends and Challenges Ahead. Sustainability.

Chevtaena, Ekaterina (2021) Coworking and Coliving: The Attraction for Digital Nomad Tourists. In the book, Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism (Eds)W. W et al. pp. 202-209.

Cohen, S. A., Duncan T., Thulemark, M. (2014) Life-style mobilities: The crossroads of travel, leisure and migration, Mobilities.

Cook, Dave (2020) The freedom trap: digital nomads and the use of disciplining practices to manage work/leisure boundaries, Information Technology & Tourism.

Forget, Célia & Salazar, Noël B. (2020) Présentation. Modes de vie mobiles: une perspective anthropologique. Anthropologies et sociétés.

Hannonen, Olga (2020) In search of a digital nomad: defining the phenomenon. Information Technology & Tourism.

Hemsley. Jeff et al. (2020) Digital Nomads, Coworking, and Other Expressions of Mobile Work on Twitter. First Monday.

Hermann, Inge & Morris Paris, Cody (2020) Digital Nomadism: the nexus of remote working and travel mobility. Information Technology and Tourism.

Jacobs E., Gussekloo A. (2016), Digital Nomads: How to Live, Work and Play Around the World, Location-Independent Publishers, New York.

Kannisto, Päivi (2016) Extreme mobilities: Challenging the concept of ‘travel’. Annals of Tourism Research.

Kannisto, Päivi (2014) Global nomads. Challenges of mobility in the sedentary world. PhD thesis, Tilburg University.

Korpela, Mari (2017) Moving to paradise for the children’s sake. Migration Letters.

Korpela, Mari (2016) A (sub)culture of their own? Children of lifestyle migrants in Goa, India. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal.

Lee, A., Toombs, A. L., & Erickson, I. (2019). Infrastructure vs. Community: Co-Spaces Confront Digital Nomads’ Paradoxical Needs. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’19). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Lee, A., Toombs, A. L., Erickson, I., Nemer, D., Ho, Y. S., Jo, E., & Guo, Z. (2019). The social infrastructure of Co-spaces: Home, work, and sociable places for digital nomads. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction3(CSCW), [142].

Madya, Siqid (2017) Mobile sociality. Backpacker interaction in a digital world. Master’s Thesis, Stockholm University.Makimoto T., Manners D. (1997) Digital Nomad, Wiley Publ., Chichester.

Makimoto T. (2013), The age of the digital nomad – impact of CMOS innovation, “IEEE Solid State Circuits”.

McElroy, Erin (2020) Digital nomads in siliconising Cluj: Material and allegorical double dispossession. Urban Studies.

Mancinelli, Fabiola (2020) Digital nomads: freedom, responsibility and the neoliberal order. Information Technology & Tourism.

Mancinelli, Fabiola (2020) Nomades numériques. La mobilité comme « projet du soi » Anthropologies et Sociétés.

Mascheroni, Giovanna (2007) Global Nomads’ Network and Mobile Sociality: Exploring New Media Uses on the Move. Information, Community and Society.

Muller, A. (2016) The digital nomad: Buzzword or research category, Transnational social review.

Nash, Caleece, Jarrahi, Mohammad Hossein, Sutherland, Will & Phillips, Gabriela (2018) Digital Nomads Beyond the Buzzword: Defining Digital Nomadic Work and Use of Digital Technologies. In G. Chowdhury et al (Eds.), Transforming Digital Worlds, Springer.

Noyes , John (2004) Nomadism, nomadology, postcolonialism: By way of introduction. Interventions.

Orel, Marko (2019) Coworking environments and digital nomadism: balancing work and leisure whilst on the move, World Leisure Journal.

Reichenberg, I. (2018) Digital nomads – a quest for holistic freedom in work and leisure, Annals of Leisure Research.

Richards, G. (2015) The new global nomads: Youth travel in a globalizing world, Tourism Recreation Research.

Smercina, Virginia Rachele (2019) Living on the Move: The Digital Nomad Mobile Phenomenon, Identity and Practice, Bachelor’s Thesis, UNLV University.

Thompson, Beverly Yuen (2019) ‘I get my lovin’ on the run’: Digital Nomads, Constant Travel, and Nurturing Romantic Relationships. In C. Nash, A. Gorman-Murray (Eds.), The Geographies of Digital Sexuality.

Thompson, Beverly Yuen (2018) The Digital Nomad Lifestyle: (Remote) Work/Leisure Balance, Privilege, and Constructed Community. International Journal of Sociology of Leisure.

Thompson, Beverly Yuen (2018) Digital nomads: Employment in the online gig economy. Glocalism: Journal of culture, politics and innovation.

von Zumbusch, Jennifer & Lalicic, Lidija (2020) The role of co‑living spaces in digital nomads’ well‑being. Information Technology and Tourism.

Williamson, Janine, Hassanlim, Najmeh & Grabowski, Simone (2021) OzNomads: a case study examining the challenges of COVID-19 for a community of lifestyle travellers, Current Issues in Tourism.

Willment, Nina (2020) The travel blogger as digital nomad: (Re‑)imagining workplace performances of digital nomadism within travel blogging work. Information Technology & Tourism.