Dr. christopher malone


Christopher Malone is Associate Professor of Political Science at Pace University. Since 2011, Malone has also served as Policy Director for New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera from the Bronx. Malone teaches courses in American Politics and Political Theory. From 2007-2010, Malone served as Director of the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace. He was also the founding Director the American Studies Program. Malone holds bachelor’s degrees from Louisiana State University and Suffolk University, an M.A. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from The Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York.

Malone is a nationally recognized teacher of civic engagement and public values. During the 2000 presidential campaign, he helped produce and appeared in the PBS show for teens In the Mix, teaching young voters about analyzing campaign ads. In January 2004 he was identified by the Washington Post as one of the nation's most innovative professors. From 2004-2010, Dr. Malone co-taught a course on American Politics and Public Policy with C-SPAN’s Executive Producer Steve Scully that aired every Friday afternoon on the C-SPAN networks.  Videos of those courses can be found on the CSPAN Video Library website.

Malone’s academic research focuses primarily on race and American political development, democracy and citizenship. He is the author of Between Freedom and Bondage: Race and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North.(Routledge Press, 2008), contributing author and co-editor of Occupring Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World (Palgrave, 2013), and contributing author and co-editor of The Organic Globalizer: Hip Hop, Political Development, and Movement Culture (Bloombury Press 2015) . Malone reviews books for the Law and Politics Book Review and regularly analyzes politics for Good Morning Hudson Valley, USA Today, The New York Times and WINS 1010 in New York City. Malone has also been quoted in more than a hundred of news articles on presidential politics and has appeared on local New York City television news shows analyzing presidential politics.

Malone sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Block Foundation and Vote 18. He proudly hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. When he is not teaching or writing or working for Senator Rivera, you will probably find him in the bayous of Southern Louisiana with a fishing pole in his hand.



Malone sharing the stage at a seminar on politics in Denver with his co-professor, CSPAN ‘s Executive Producer Steve Scully

Malone with his mentor, world renown scholar and activist, Dr. Frances Fox Piven