Tove H. Malloy

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Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy teaches European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) and Global Studies at Roskilde University (RUC). She is a political theorist by background specialising in the political and legal aspects of national and ethnic minority rights in international relations and  international law, especially in the European context. Her areas of expertise cover the major international organisations, the European Union as well as individual countries. Her current research interests include minority politics in the EU, the UN mandate system and Greenland, the emergence of minority rights in the Council of Europe system, non-territorial autonomy for ethno-cultural minorities, minority citizenship, agonistic democracy, ethno-ecologism, minority indicators, and inter-sectional discrimination.

She is a co-founding member of the COST network ENTAN (European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network), where she is a member of the Action Core Group and also functions as the group leader of the working group on Regional and Socio-economic Development: Resources and Incentives.

Prof. Malloy has been called upon for expert advisory opinions by local and national governments, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the European Commission. Her research has been funded by the European Commission, governments and private foundations. She has previously taught at the University of Southern Denmark’s European Studies Programme, the EU’s Master Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy, the Master in European Integration and Regionalism in Bolzano and the University of Bologna’s European Master in Peace-making and Peace-building.

Previously, Prof. Malloy has served as Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg, Germany and as Senior Researcher and Consortium Director at the European Academy, Bolzano/Bozen, South Tyrol. In addition to her academic career, she has served in the Danish Foreign Service in numerous positions and represented the Danish Government in international fora on post-conflict resolution for Rwanda and Bosnia, transition and development for Albania as well as on indigenous affairs issues. She holds a doctorate in Government from the University of Essex (UK) and an MA in Humanities from the University of Southern Denmark.

She was a member of the Advisory Committee to the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (ACFC) at the Council of Europe from 2011 to 2018 and served as Gender Equality Rapporteur from 2016 to 2018.


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