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Adam Malka

Assistant Professor
office: 577 Park Hall
phone: (716) 645-8426


BA, University of Pennsylvania 2002
MA, University Of Wisconsin-Madison 2005
PhD, University Of Wisconsin-Madison 2012

Courses Regularly Taught

History 311: The Age of Jefferson and Jackson
History 303: Americans and their Governments
History424: U.S. Capitalism


U.S. History, African American History, Intellectual History, Political History, Social/Cultural History

Research Interests

Early US History; Race, Gender, and U.S. Political Development; History of Police and Prisons.

Current Research

My work centers on the ways Americans in the early U.S. Republic understood and experienced politics and power. In particular, I’m interested in state formation, race and gender ideology, and the ways rights discourse emerged in the early United States. I’m currently at work on a study that examines policing in post-Revolutionary Baltimore.