Tove H. Malloy

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Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy directs the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg, Germany and teaches at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF). She is a member of the Advisory Committee to the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (ACFC) at the Council of Europe, through which she also serves as Gender Equality Rapporteur. In addition to being Director at ECMI, Prof. Malloy heads up ECMI’s research cluster Citizenship and Ethics.

She is a political theorist by background specializing in the political and legal aspects of national and ethnic minority rights in international law and international relations, especially in the European context. Her areas of expertise cover the major international organizations, the European Union as well as individual countries. Her current research interests include minority citizenship, agonistic democracy, ethno-ecologism, minority indicators, and inter-sectional discrimination.

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 taught at 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.

Before assuming her duties as Director of ECMI, Prof. Malloy was 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 and Social Sciences from the University of Southern Denmark.


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