Eleanor Knott


London School of Economics, UK


Eleanor Knott is a PhD Candidate in Political Science in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics (expected 2015). Her dissertation examines kin-state relations between Russia and Crimea, and Romania and Moldova from a bottom-up, agency-centred perspective. She is interested in post-Soviet state-society relations, in particular questions of ethnicity and citizenship, as well as how these relate to broader questions of international (e.g. Europeanization) and domestic (e.g. democratization) politics. Methodologically, She also is interested in combining bottom-up and comparative approaches in political science, to explore the lived experience of identities and institutions across cases. My research has been published in East European Politics and SocietiesSocial Science Quarterly and Electoral Studies. She has also contributed articles to Monkey CageLSE’s EUROPP blog and UCL’s Eastern European Research Blog,as well as to her own blog.

Paper at the Strategizens Conference:

Strategic, Symbolic or Legitimate? Analyzing Engaging with Dual Citizenship from the Bottom-Up

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