Prof. Dr. Tove Hansen Malloy (Denmark)



Prof. Malloy 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. In addition to being Director at ECMI, Prof. Malloy heads up ECMI’s research cluster Citizenship and Ethics. Together with ECMI staff, she teaches a winter semester course at Europa-University Flensburg.

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. She is currently a member of the Advsory Committee on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities elected by the Committee of Ministers in respect of Denmark.  

Her research has been funded by the European Commission, governments and private foundations. Prof. Malloy has previously 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. She currently teaches a course on political theory as well as courses on minority issues in the joint cross-border programme European Studies at the University of Southern Denmark and Flensburg University. 

In addition to her academic career, Prof. Malloy 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. Prof. Malloy is the author of National Minority Rights in Europe (OUP, 2005) as well as numerous articles about minority 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.


07 November 2016 - 08 November 2016

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy participates in the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Stockholm. Prof. Malloy will participate in the panel discussion session organised by the ARS BALTICA and Policy Area Culture

09 November 2016 - 11 November 2016

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy participates in the international conference "The promotion of national minorities by their 'mother countries' in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st century" in Berlin, Germany.

The conference is organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, the Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations. Together with the ECMI, the partners of the event are: the FUEN, the Institute for Minority Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the University of Hamburg, the University of warsaw and the Pavol Jozef Šafárik Universität Kaschau/Košic.

At the conference Prof. Dr. Malloy will talk about European Minority Rights Law: unilateral legislation in favor of kin-minorities. 

See the detailed conference programme.

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25 October 2016 - 26 October 2016

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy gives a keynote at the conference on the Law on Minorities in Albania. This event takes place in Tirana. 

To see the past events, please visit the ECMI Events Calendar here.

Tove H. Malloy

Current research

My current research interests are described on the pages for the Citizenship and Ethics Cluster

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