Assistant Professor

Tamar Malloy will be joining the CU faculty in August 2019.

Dr. Malloy’s work focuses on the disciplinary uses of respectability. Working at the intersection of critical race theory, queer theory, feminist theory, and democratic theory – and using contemporary cases drawn from U.S. law, education, and popular culture – her current project contends that the politics of respectability have been co-opted by dominant groups as a tool to provide legal and social cover for structural injustice. Dr. Malloy’s other scholarly foci include the school-to-prison pipeline, decency laws, and the politics of recognition.

After growing up in New York City, Dr. Malloy completed her BA in Government at Smith College. She then moved to Boston, where she worked at non-profits focused on LGBTQ rights and consumer protection issues, before completing her PhD in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with support from an AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh.