Robert Schertzer

Visiting Fellow
Robert Schertzer is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He publishes and teaches on the intersection of three areas: federalism; constitutional politics; and, nationalism and diversity. He is the author of The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation: Lessons from the Supreme Court of Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and co-editor of Nationalism and Conflict Management (Routledge, 2012). His work has been published in Nations and Nationalism, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Publius, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. He is currently writing a book on the role of culture and social media in the rise of ethnic nationalism and anti-immigrant politics. Robert also spent a decade working in the Canadian government in the areas of intergovernmental relations, immigration and social policy. Prior to joining UofT he was part of the small team that developed and launched Express Entry, the largest reform to Canada’s immigration system since the advent of the human capital model.