UAB to host political science professor April 7 for a discussion on disciplinary respectability – News

Tamar Malloy, Ph.D., will show how rights and protections are undermined by requirements for people to become “respectful” in order to be considered good, moral, and deserving of protection.

Written by: Fletcher Allen
Media contact: Yvonne Taunton

Tamar Malloy, Ph.D., will show how rights and protections are undermined by requirements for people to become “respectful” in order to be considered good, moral, and deserving of protection.The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host Tamar Malloy, Ph.D., to discuss disciplinary rules and dress code requirements for US charter schools.

In the United States and elsewhere, laws and policies intended to prevent discrimination do not include things that some would consider more important to how we think about ourselves and our identities: how we talk, dress, move, and express feelings. Rights are supposed to ensure our safety and our opportunity – but what about the things they don’t protect?

The free virtual event takes place from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7th. It is presented by the Human Rights Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences. To attend the event, register online.

Malloy is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder. For the sake of this discussion, she will show how rights and protections are undermined by what she calls disciplinary respect: the requirements that people must become “respectful” in order to be considered good, moral, and deserving of protection.

The UAB Institute of Human Rights is a world-renowned platform for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration for scholars, educators, students, practitioners and activists to raise awareness and engage in education, advance research, and design initiatives for practical action and outreach leading to the promotion and protection of human and civil rights locally, nationally and globally.

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