June 25, 1911 | By Piali Roy |
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.