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I am an Associate Professor of Global Studies at Idaho State University where I teach classes on Gender and Global Affairs, Gender, Race, and Human Rights, European Politics, and International Politics. I also am the Peace Corp Prep Coordinator for Idaho State and the Global Studies Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

My research focuses on gender, politics, and policies with a particular focus on conservative women in politics in the United States and Germany. I am the co-editor of The Right Women: Republican Activists, Candidates, and lawmakers (Praeger Press 2018) and of “Sell-Outs or Warriors for Change? A Comparative Look at Rightist, Political Women in Democracies” (Special Issue with the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 2020). My work has been published in Parliamentary Affairs, Politics and Gender, Politics, Groups, and Identity, Representation, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, among others. In addition, my research has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Conversation, and the Duck of Minerva Blog and I have been quoted as an expert in news outlets such as USA Today, the Salt Lake Tribune, or the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Outside of academia, I have been a Research Fellow with the Reflective Democracy Campaign (Women Donors Network, the Research Director of Political Parity (former program of Hunt Alternatives), and the Co-Chair of the Denver for CEDAW Campaign (United Nations Association Denver Chapter). My non-profit engagement includes the Public Advisory Committee of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, the Colorado Leadership Council of the White House Project, the Diversity Council of Big Sister Association Boston, Women in National Association of Asian-American Professionals Boston. I currently serve as a mayoral appointee on the Human Relations Advisory Committee of the city of Pocatello. In 2018, I was the recipient of the Yellow Rose given by Zonta International Pocatello Club for my contribution in the community to advance women’s equality. 

Malliga received her Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Denver in 2016. She also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado in Denver and a Magister Artium in Political Science, Communications, and Law from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.

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