Eleanor Knott

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PhD Candidate in Political Science
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Eleanor Knott is a PhD candidate (expected 2015) in Political Science at the Department of Government, London School of Economics. Her thesis explores Romanian and Russian kin-state policies in Moldova and Crimea from a bottom-up perspective, using the approach of everyday nationalism. Her broader research interests include studying questions of political science in the post-Soviet region from the bottom-up, using techniques of political ethnography, including identification, citizenship and education policy, to study state-society relations from an international perspective.

You can read more about her current research projects at her blog and website.

List of Publications: 

Knott, Eleanor (2015) Generating Data: Studying Identity Politics From a Bottom-Up Perspective in Crimea and Moldova, East European Politics and Societies, 29: 467-486, doi:10.1177/0888325415584047) [pdf]

Knott, Eleanor (2015) What Does it Mean to be a Kin Majority? Analyzing Romanian identity in Moldova and Russian Identity in Crimea From Below, Social Science Quarterly,  96(3): 830–859. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12193) [pdf]

Brett, Daniel and Eleanor Knott (2015) Moldova's parliamentary elections of November 2014, Electoral Studies. doi:10.1016/j.electstud.2015.09.002 [pdf]

Fix, Liana and Eleanor Knott (2014) In Crimea, Time for Pressure, not Acceptance: Why we cannot lose sight of the Crimean Tatars, German Council of Foreign Relations. [pdf]