Ekaterina Vorobeva, M.A.


Doctoral researcher


Since October 2020, Ekaterina Vorobeva is a PhD candidate in the team of Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz and also a research fellow at the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen, within the EU Innovative Training Network (ITN). Ekaterina received a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Herzen Pedagogical State University (St. Petersburg, Russia) and a Master’s degree in Baltic Sea Region studies from the University of Turku (Finland). She previously worked in various research projects on forced migration, international migration and migrant entrepreneurship, and her Master's thesis was a qualitative study devoted to activities of black African entrepreneurs in Finland. Her dissertation topic is 'Foreign corporations in the post-socialist region: adapting to, using, or resisting the business environment and legal culture in Russia and Central Asia'.


Curriculum Vitae

Current Position


Since 10/2020

Doctoral researcher, Professorship of Institutional Economics and Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen


Work experience

01/2020- 08/2020Project Researcher, the University of Turku, KONE Foundation, Finland
09/2018- 11/2018Research and project assistant, People for Change Foundation, Malta
09/2017- 06/2018 and 10/2019- 12/2019Research assistant, the University of Turku, Finland 
09/2015 - 06/2016Teacher assistant, the University of Turku, Finland 

Educational background


Master’s degree in Baltic Sea Region studies, the University of Turku, Finland


Master’s specialization in Globalization, Migration and Development, The Radboud University, the Netherlands (an exchange student)


Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, Herzen Pedagogical State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Vorobeva, E. and Dana, L.-P. (2021). Negative Racialization in the Business Market: The Case of African Entrepreneurs in Finland. Immigrant Entrepreneurs Series of SAGE Business Cases (accepted for publication). 

Jauhiainen, J. and Vorobeva, E. (2020). Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Lesvos, Greece, 2019-2020. University of Turku.

Vorobeva, E. (2020). Revision of Pull and Push Factors to Migrant Entrepreneurship. Siirtolaisuus/ Migration, 46, pp. 37-39. 

Vorobeva, E. and Dana, L.-P. (2020). Understanding the term “Minority Entrepreneurship”, In: The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship (Ed. T. Cooney) (accepted for publication).

Tedeschi, M., Vorobeva, E. and Jauhiainen, J. S. (2020). Transnationalism: Current debates and new perspectives. GeoJournal, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-020-10271-8.

Vorobeva, E. (2019). Intersectionality and Policy-Making: Structural Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Black African Females in Finland. Politeja, 16/(6)63, pp. 139-151.

Jauhiainen, J. and Vorobeva, E. (2018). Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Jordan, 2017. University of Turku.

Hossain, M. A. and Vorobeva, E. (2018). International Migration and Development Debates: Evidences from Bangladesh, In: Environment and Sustainable Development in Bangladesh: Geographical Perspectives (Eds. H. Khatun, N. Ahmad, AQM Mahbub and H. Kabir), Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, pp. 241-256.

Vorobeva, E. (2017). Ethnic diversity in the Northern Europe: Social implications. Herzen State University.


Address: Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO) 

Klagenfurter Straße 8, 28359 Bremen 

Room: 3750 

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