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Christie L. Maloyed

Visiting Associate Director of Political Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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About Christie

Maloyed’s research is on how civics is taught in public schools and higher education. She has published on the politics of developing civics curricula, including the role of state school boards and other political actors in shaping standards, and how testing (or the lack thereof) affects the way the subject is taught. She is interested in the way local culture and place affects the formation of civic identity.

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Christie L. Maloyed quoted on local government by Dan Bordreaux, "With Lafayette Charter Amendments Set for December Ballot, Battle Looms over Council Split" The Advocate, August 8, 2018.
Christie L. Maloyed quoted on state budgets by Phillip Boudreaux, "UL Political Scientist Explains Success of Third Legislative Session" News15, June 25, 2018.
Christie L. Maloyed quoted on governor vetoes by Phillip Boudreaux, "Majority of Governor’s Line Item Vetoes Affect Acadiana" News15, June 7, 2018.
Guest to discuss Louisiana politics on Bayou to Beltway: KRVS 88.7 FM, Christie L. Maloyed, May 9, 2018.
Guest to discuss Donald Trump's first year in office on Bayou to Beltway: KRVS 88.7 FM, Christie L. Maloyed, February 14, 2018.
Christie L. Maloyed quoted on youth voter turnout by Tanner Kahler, "UNK Students Encourage Each Other to Vote" Nebraska TV, October 31, 2014.


"Place-Based Civic Education and the Rural Leadership Crisis" (with J. Kelton Williams). Great Plains Research 23 (2013): 127-135.
Argues that the mass out-migration of rural youth in the Great Plains and the pending leadership crisis could be ameliorated by implementing more placed-based civics curricula in K-12 schools.
"Reverend John Witherspoon’s Pedagogy of Leadership" (with J. Kelton Williams). American Educational History Journal 39, no. 2 (2013): 349-364.
Shows that the Rev. John Witherspoon was able to transform the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) into a leading institution by focusing on civic pedagogies that emphasized public service as a noble pursuit.
"Much Ado about Texas: Civics in the Social Studies Curriculum" (with J. Kelton Williams). The History Teacher 47, no. 1 (2013): 25-40.
Demonstrates that the controversial 2010 reforms to the Texas social studies curriculum were used primarily as a tool for political-position taking and ignored pedagogical realities.