Malliga Och

Malliga Och

Associate Professor
Position Type
- Present
Comparative Politics, International Politics
She / Her

Originally from Germany and Thailand, Malliga Och joined Denison University as an Associate Professor in the Fall of 2023, after having taught at Idaho State University since 2016. Her research focuses on women and politics in Europe and other advanced industrialized countries as well as the localization of human rights in the United States. She is the coeditor of The Right Women: Republican Activists, Candidates, and lawmakers (Praeger Press 2018) and the editor of Women and Politics: Global Lives in Focus (ABC-CLIO 2023). Her research has appeared in varied academic outlets including Politics & Gender, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, and The Journal of Human Rights Practice. She is passionate about connecting theory and practice: she has written for Ms. Magazine and UN Women and advised the work of the Cities for CEDAW campaign, Political Parity, and the Reflective Democracy Campaign. It is her passion to help students apply what they learned at Denison outside the classroom and guide them towards a fulfilling career through off campus opportunities that tap into each student’s curiosity and passion.

International Studies PhD, University of Denver 2016; Master of Arts Political Science, 2009, University of Colorado Denver; Magister Artium Political Science, Communications, Law, 2008, Ludwigs Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Learning & Teaching

  • PPA 122 Introduction to Global Governance
  • PPA 102 Introduction to Policy Making in Democracies
  • PPA 323 Contemporary Issues and Politics in Europe
  • PPA 346 European Union
  • PPA 359 Gendering World Politics
Academic Positions
  • 2016-2021 Assistant Professor, Idaho State University
  • 2021-2023 Associate Professor, Idaho State University
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