Tamar Malloy is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research combines feminist theory, critical race theory, and theories of justice and recognition, with a particular focus on how identity is performed and policed.
Dr. Malloy's current work focuses on the disciplinary uses of respectability. Using cases drawn from U.S. law, education, and popular culture, her book manuscript contends that the politics of respectability have been co-opted by dominant groups as a tool to provide legal and social cover for identity-based discrimination.
Dr. Malloy holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. from Smith College, and was an AAUW American Dissertation Fellow.