Dr Ellie Knott

Dr Ellie Knott

Assistant Professor in Qualitative Methods

Department of Methodology

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COL 7.08
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English, Russian
Key Expertise
Identity, Citizenship, Post-Soviet politics, Qualitative research

About me

"My favourite piece of research is my book Kin Majorities (McGill University Press). It will be published later this year and it's a culmination of over 10 years of work - from qualitative fieldwork in Crimea and Moldova in 2012 and 2013 to final publication"
- Dr Ellie Knott discusses her favourite piece of research as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations. Read the full close-up with Methodology faculty.


Eleanor Knott is an Assistant Professor in Qualitative Methods in the Department of Methodology. She received her PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics in 2016.                       

Research Interests

Eleanor’s current research focuses on ethnic politics, citizenship and kin-state relations in post-Soviet space. Methodologically, she is interested in everyday nationalism and studying the meaning and practice of citizenship from the bottom-up. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript comparing Crimea and Moldova based on field research.

Eleanor’s next research project examines the meaning and practice of EU citizenship for EU27 citizens during the process of Brexit. She is currently collecting data via a large-scale survey (EUintheUK).

Broadly, her methodological interests include combining bottom-up methods (e.g. interviews with ordinary people and ethnography) and a comparative multi-sited or multi-method research design.

For more information, visit eleanorknott.com

Expertise Details

kin-state politics; ethnic politics; nationalism; citizenship; post-Soviet politics; Crimea; Moldova; qualitative methods; interpretive methods; comparative politics; interviews

My research