Dr. Malakaj received his PhD in German with a concentration in Film & Media Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. Before starting work at UBC in 2018, Dr. Malakaj worked as Assistant Professor of German and German Program Coordinator at Sam Houston State University. In 2016, he co-founded the international scholarly collective, “Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum.”
Dr. Malakaj specializes in late-18th- to 21st-century German media and cultural history. Next to articles and chapters on womanist filmmaking, queer German cinema, and German literature, he has co-edited Diversity and Decolonization in German Studies (2020) and Market Strategies and German Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century (2020).