Dr Agathe PiquetPostdoctoral Researcher / NEXTEUK Team Manager / School of Politics and International RelationsProfilePublicationsProfileAgathe Piquet joined Queen Mary in January 2020 as a post-doctoral research assistant to the NEXTEUK Project on the future of the EU-UK relations, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Project co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. She holds a MA in Politics (Sciences Po Toulouse) and a MA in International Relations and Security Policies (Toulouse University). She recently completed a PhD in political science at Panthéon-Assas University in Paris, entitled “Europol, a European police? Creation and autonomisation of an agency” under the supervision of Professor Yves Surel. Her dissertation focuses on Europol’s institutional trajectory from the 1990s to 2018 and offers an analytical alternative to the principal-agent model, by exploring the academic works on autonomy, renewed by a cognitive and sociological approach. By demonstrating how Europol has gradually gained some form of autonomy from its complex and multi-level environment, this research offers to contribute to the existing research on the integration of core-state powers. >>Read Dr Agathe Piquet's full profile hereResearchPublicationsPeer-reviewed journals "La trajectoire institutionnelle d’Europol, une hybridation confirmant un paradoxe de l’intégration ? » Politique européenne (to be published in 2020). "Un nouveau regard sur la sécurité intérieure de l’UE : les apports des outils de la sociologie de l’action publique" with Andy Smith and Jacques de Maillard, Politique européenne (to be published in 2020). "Supranational Activism and Intergovernmental Dynamics: the European Police Office as a Supranationalist Opportunist?", Journal of Contemporary European Research Special Issue (13/3), September 2017.