Kerri J. Malloy
Published April 14, 2023
Updated July 10, 2023

Kerri J. Malloy is an assistant professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies at San Jose State University, where he specializes in Indigenous studies and genocide. He is enrolled Yurok and is of Karuk descent.

His research focuses on the genocide of Indigenous peoples and the healing and reconciliation that’s ongoing in North America. Malloy’s expertise includes looking at the need for systemic change in social structures and the promotion of transitional justice — the response to human rights violations through judicial and political reform. 

Malloy also serves on the advisory board of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. 

He holds a bachelor of arts in economics and Native American studies from Humboldt State University, a master of jurisprudence in Indian law from the University of Tulsa, and a Ph.D. in Holocaust and genocide studies from Gratz College. 

A Native man in a navy button down shirt.

Photo courtesy of Malloy.

Pronouns: he/him

Expertise: Indigenous studies, Native American studies, Indian law, Holocaust and genocide studies

Location: San Jose, Calif.


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