Professor Malka is a historian of the 19th century United States. His research interests include the early U.S. republic, slavery and emancipation, liberalism, and policing and punishment. He is the author of The Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation (UNC Press, 2018), as well as the recent article “The Open Violence of Desperate Men: Rethinking Property and Power in the 1835 Baltimore Bank Riot,” which appeared in The Journal of the Early Republic.
He teaches courses on a wide range of topics, from The Age of Jefferson and Jackson to Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World, American Capitalism, and Mass Incarceration. Professor Malka received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.