Dr Quincy R. Cloet is a specialist of international organisations and has obtained his DPhil from the Department of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth. Currently, he is Deputy Managing Editor for Visegrad/Insight at the Res Publica Foundation in Warsaw. He is also a Researcher cooperating with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights on HR violations in East-Ukraine.
In 2019, he became the recipient of the Arenberg European Prize for “an original work of critical analysis that offers a fresh approach to key challenges faced by Europe and Europeans in the present and future.” Read the announcement here.
From 2015 to 2018 he was also a part-time teacher at the Department of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth, focusing on international history and security. In summer 2017, he became an Associate Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy. He previously worked as a Research Assistant for the College of Europe (Natolin Campus, Warsaw).
Dr Cloet was Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER) as well as an active committee member of the UACES Graduate Forum (the association for European Studies in the UK). As a committee member, he also served as Editor for the Graduate Forum/JCER blog Crossroads Europe. In 2017, he was awarded a grant from UACES, to be the first historian to explore the association’s archives at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence.
Two years ago, Dr Cloet has co-edited a volume on the First World War, entitled Breaking Empires, Making Nations? The First World War and the Reforging of Europe. Previously, he published two book chapters and one monograph in the fields of international (migration) history and European integration history. Quincy is currently working on a range of articles related to knowledge production in the fields such as foreign policy, European integration and international organisation.
During the Spring of 2017, he resided at the Graduate Institute in Geneva as a Junior Visiting Fellow, to conduct archival research at the UN Library. For the academic year 2018-2019, he was based again in Warsaw as a Visiting Fellow at Collegium Civitas. He is a close observer of Polish politics and society and writes about these subjects in English and Dutch.
In his free time, Quincy has been music editor at enola.be for over a decade and counting: he writes about jazz, blues and experimental music. His other interests are cinematography, languages and cooking.
(last update November 2019)