Louis Clerc holds a doctorate from the University of Strasbourg and is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Turku, where he is the coordinator of the History and Politics of European Integration teaching programme. A historian of international relations, his current research focuses on Finnish and Nordic cultural and public diplomacy.

He is the author of La Finlande et l’Europe du Nord dans la diplomatie française. Relations bilatérales et intérêt national dans les considérations finlandaises et nordiques des diplomates et militaires français, 1917-1940 (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2011).