Robert Schertzer

Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy



Robert Schertzer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His research and teaching focus on the intersection of three areas: federalism, judicial politics and ethno-national diversity. His work tends to look at Canada from a broadly comparative perspective, exploring the role of ideas and norms in politics and public policy.

He is the author of The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation: Lessons from the Supreme Court of Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2016, shortlisted for the Donald Smiley Prize). His work has been published in a number of leading venues, including, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Publius: The Journal of Federalism and Nations and Nationalism. He is also the founding co-editor of The State of Nationalism, an open-access portal for review articles on the study of nationalism.

Before joining U of T, Robert spent a decade working for the Government of Canada, mainly in the areas of social policy, immigration and intergovernmental relations. He completed his doctorate at the London School of Economics.

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