Elena Escalante-Block

Guest Researcher
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Room 311
Visiting address Sognsveien 68 0855 Oslo
Postal address P.O. Box 1143 0318 Oslo

Elena Escalante Block is guest researcher at ARENA from 1 October 2018. She is affiliated with the PLATO project, a European training network (H2020-MSCA-ITN) with 15 PhD candidates who investigate the legitimacy of the EU’s responses to the financial crisis.

Escalante is PhD researcher at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE), Sciences Po Paris. Her PhD project is co-supervised by Chris Lord at ARENA.

Academic interests

Escalante's PhD project focuses on analyzing whether the (de)politicization of supranational policies may affect the legitimacy of the EU and the nation-state.


Escalante worked for two years as a Research Assistant at the Electoral Integrity Project in Sydney. The project, which is based at Harvard University and the University of Sydney, studies issues associated with electoral integrity, electoral conditions and malpractices worldwide. She also holds a Master of Research from Macquarie University and a Master of International Relations from the University of Sydney.

Tags: Politicization, Depoliticization, Legitimacy, European Union, Competition Policy, State Aid
Published Oct. 1, 2018 9:39 AM - Last modified Oct. 1, 2018 12:22 PM