Meindert van der Kaaij is a part time KITLV researcher. He is also journalist for the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.
Meindert worked till July 2017 as a journalist for different newspapers. He started at Leidsch Dagblad in 1986, was freelance journalist in New York from 1992 till 1996. From 1999 till now he worked for Trouw. In 2012 Meindert graduated from Leiden University with PhD thesis on the biography of the Dutch politician Dirk de Geer.