Quincy R. Cloet is a final-year PhD Candidate at the Department of International Politics of the University of Aberystwyth. From 2015 to 2018 he was part-time teacher at the Department, focusing on international history and security. In the summer 2017 he became an Associated Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy. He previously worked as a Research Assistant for the College of Europe (Natolin Campus, Warsaw).

Quincy R. Cloet was Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER) as well as an active member of the UACES Graduate Forum (the association for European Studies in the UK). In 2017, he was awarded with 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.

Last year, Quincy R. 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. Since September 2018, he is 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 his native language.

In his free time, Quincy has been music editor at for over a decade and counting: he writes about jazz, blues and experimental music. His other interests are cinematography, languages and cooking.

Areas of expertise

  • International organisations
  • Narratives of European integration
  • Inter-war international history
  • Patterns of mobility and migration

Funding Awards

  • Funding award for a summer course of Polish language and culture, NAWA (2018)
  • Grant for the Exploration of the UACES Archives and Oral History interviews, UACES (2017)
  • Caroline Adams Travel Bursary, Department of International Politics Aberystwyth University (2016)
  • EH Carr Doctoral Studentship, Department of International Politics Aberystwyth University (2016)
  • Bronislaw Geremek Scholarship for History Graduates, College of Europe/European Parliament (2012)


  • British International History Group (BIHG)
  • British International Studies Association (BISA)
  • History of International Organizations Network (HION)
  • Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA)



(last update January 2019)