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Jeanne Gaakeer
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Jeanne Gaakeer

Jeanne Gaakeer holds degrees in English Literature (1980), Dutch Law (1990) and Philosophy (1992, cum laude). She wrote her dissertation (1995) on the history and development of Law and Literature, and the works of James Boyd White. Since 2017 she is Professor of Jurisprudence: Hermeneutical and Narrative Foundations at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Here her research will focus on the meaning of narrativity to legal practice, especially judicial judgement. Since 2008 she also serves as a Justice in the Criminal Law section of the Appellate Court of The Hague after having been a Judge in the Regional Court of Middelburg during which period she also served as an examining judge. From 2005 to 2017 she was Endowed Professor of Legal Theory and Associate professor of jurisprudence at Erasmus University, where here research focussed on interdisciplinary movements in legal theory (specifically Law and Literature and Law and the Humanities) and their relevance to legal practice. She is co-founder, with Greta Olson (Giessen University), of the European Network for Law and Literature (www.eurnll.org) and the 2013 recipient of the J.B. White Award (bestowed by the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities).