Equita aka Elena Gorbacheva

I'm a research assistant and a PhD candidate at the Chair for Information Systems and Information Management at the University of Muenster – the Headquarters of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), Germany

My favourite websites

www.muenster.de/en/ - my favourite city.  I am so lucky I live there now :)        

www.festival-cannes.com – most of my favourite movies were first shown at this film festival.        

www.couchsurfing.org – the social network for backpackers, irreplaceable source for finding hosts and connecting with travellers from all over the world.       

www.boomfestival.org – my favourite music and art festival.

What I love about what I do:  

In my PhD studies I try to address the existing challenges of under-representation and declining numbers of girls and women in Information Systems (IS), as well as under-theorisation and immaturity of the gender and IS research field.

Besides doing research and writing scientific papers, I have teaching tasks (preparation of lectures and seminars) and administrative tasks (support of international students).  I really love what I am doing, as each day is different and I constantly learning something new.  I love the absence of routine and the flexibility and freedom I have.

Doing research includes presentation of its results, so I travel a lot and find it amazing.  Travelling, meeting interesting people, and collecting new experiences and emotions are my biggest passions.  And my current job highly supports it all. 

Sport (jogging, swimming and hiking) is another integral part on my life, which together with yoga help me to preserve internal harmony and balance.  In my free time I also like watching documentary movies and interviews with interesting people.