Gert Jan Geertjes is a visiting PhD student at the Department of Political Science of Simon Fraser University during the fall of 2018. His PhD thesis concerns the role of constitutional conventions in the Dutch constitution from a comparative perspective. At SFU, he will be mainly studying Canadian constitutional conventions, which provide an important source of inspiration for his research.
Gert Jan is a PhD candidate and junior lecturer at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of Leiden University. Gert Jan holds law degrees from the University of Groningen (Legal Research Master, 2012) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM, 2013). After his graduation, he joined the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of Leiden University as a junior lecturer and research associate (2013-2015). In September 2015, he started his PhD research at the same department.