Maleiha Malik

Maleiha Malik


  • Professor of Law, Laws
  • WC2R 2LS

    United Kingdom

  • 149

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Research interests

Maleiha Malik's research is concerned with anti-discrimination law. She has published articles, chapters and essays on the legal and policy issues in this area.




  •  Anti-Discrimination Law
  •  Jurisprudence & Legal Theory
  •  European Law

Research interests (short)

Anti-discrimination law; jurisprudence (legal and political theory); UK and EC anti-discrimination law.

Biographical details

Maleiha Malik is a Professor in Law. She studied law at the University of London and University of Oxford. She is a barrister and a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Maleiha Malik’s research focuses on the theory and practice of discrimination law. She has written extensively on discrimination law, minority protection and feminist theory. She is the co-author of a leading text titled Discrimination Law: Theory and Practice which was published in 2008. She is, along with Dr Jon Wilson from the Department of History at KCL, the co-ordinator of the AHRC project on ‘Traditions in the Present’ which explores the relevance of 'tradition' in contemporary societies. Maleiha Malik's current research focuses on the intersection between sexual and cultural equality, and it explores the adjustments that may need to be made to feminist theory to accommodate increasing cultural pluralism. She teaches courses in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Discrimination Law and European Law to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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