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Professor Maleiha Malik

Professor Maleiha Malik, Professor or Law in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. Contact details


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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.

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.  

Selected publications


  • Discrimination Law: Theory and Practice, Sweet and Maxwell, 2008 (co-authored, 1300 pages). ISBN: 9780421554405
  • Patterns of Prejudice: Anti-Muslim Prejudice in the West, Past and Present. (2008)

Selected articles and chapters

  • Malik, M. 'Religion and Sexual Orientation: Conflict or Cohesion? in De Costa et al. (eds)Religion in a Liberal State, Cambridge University Press, 2013
  • Minority Legal Orders in the UK: Minorities, Pluralism and Law (2012)
  • Malik.M. ‘The ‘Other’ Citizens: Religion in a Multicultural Europe’ in Zucca, L & Ungureanu, C (eds) Law, State and Religion in the New Europe: Debates and Dilemmas, Cambridge University Press, 2012 pp. 93-114.
  • ‘Religious Freedom, Free Speech and Equality: Conflict or Cohesion? (2010) 17 (1) RES PUBLICA pp.21-40.
  • ‘Extreme Speech and Liberalism’ in Extreme Speech and Democracy, in Ivan Hare (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, December 2008
  • Engaging With Extremists’ (2008) Volume 22(1) March International Relations 85-105. ISSN 0047-1178
  • ‘Complex Equality’ (2008) 68(1) Droit et Societé, Revue Internationale de Theorie du Droit et de Sociologie Juridique. ISSN 0769-3362
  • Modernising Discrimination Law: Proposals for a Single Equality Act for Britain’ (2007) 9 (2) International Journal of Discrimination and the Law pp. 73-94
  • ‘British Anti-Discrimination Law’ in Handbuch Anti-Diskriminierungsrecht, M. Mahlmann and B.Rudolf (eds.), Germany: Baden-Baden, 2006, pp. 1-35. ISBN. 9783832914134

View full list of Professor Malik’s publications.



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