Since January 2020, Elena is giving courses in European Human Rights Law and International Institutional Law at Sciences Po, France, the Reims campus. Between 2020–2021 , Elena was an Odobleja Fellow at the New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania. Between 2018-2020, she was awarded a Robina Fellowship of Yale Law School to work at the European Court of Human Rights (where she clerked for Judge Keller of Switzerland) and at the Council of Europe’s Information Society Department in Strasbourg, France.
Elena was a visiting researcher at the Kent Center for Law Gender and Sexuality in the UK (2018), at New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania (2016) and at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (2015). She spoke at various conferences in the fields of human rights, gender studies, public law and Europeanisation in several countries in Europe, in Canada and the US. She also pursued different courses in Law and/or Gender Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania and the University of Akureyri, Iceland.