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Idaho State University
women and politics, gender and conservative parties, German politics, Cites for CEDAW, Human Rights Cities, gender and diversity in national parliaments
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About Me

Malliga Och is an Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Idaho State University where she teaches international and comparative politics focusing on gender, human rights, and women and politics. She received her PhD from the University of Denver. Her research focuses on women in conservative parties and the diversity of women’s representation mostly in advanced industrialized nations in Europe and the USA. Before, she was the Research Director of Political Parity, a program of the Hunt Alternative Fund where she supervised research projects exploring innovative strategies to increase the number of women in US Politics. Malliga is the Co-Chair of the Denver for CEDAW Campaign, a program by the United Nations Association USA which urges US cities to adopt the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination as defined in the UN Convention to End All forms of Discrimination Against Women in city ordinances.

Recent Publications
(with Shauna Shaumes). The Right Women: Republican Party Activists, Candidates, And Legislators, co-edited volume, forthcoming with Praeger Press in 2017

“The Feminization of the Grand Old Party?” in Women as Republican Party Activists, Candidates, And Legislators, Malliga Och and Shauna Shames, forthcoming with Praeger Press in 2017


Media Coverage
(2017). Macron and Trudeau shouldn’t be so proud of appointing women to their Cabinets. The Conversation.

(with Jennifer Piscopo) (2017).  Marine Le Pen didn’t win over women. Can anyone on the far right? The Conversation.

(with Shauna Shames) (2017). Marching Beyond Red vs. Blue. Huffington Post. amp=1485810243785

(with Jennifer Piscopo) (2017). From the Stove to the Frontlines? Gender and Populism in Latin American and Western Eurospe. Duck of Minerva. 2017/01/wptpn-from-the-stove-to-the-frontlines-gender-and-populism-in-latin-american-and-western-europe.html

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