Malka is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She holds a B.A degree with honors from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and an MA cum laude in geography and urban studies from the Hebrew University. Her academic background and work as an architect and urban planner in Jerusalem motivated her doctoral research in the Department of Geography at the Hebrew University, on how women from the city's various communities perceive the city and navigate through it in their everyday activities. Her current research focuses on Mt. Scopus campus as a contested space of encounter in the city. In addition, she is a board member of the NGO Ir Amim and chairs the playground committee at her daughters' school. She is also a facilitator for the EU funded project: Jerusalem, From Vision to Action. She hopes to contribute through academic and social activism to the construction of Jerusalem as a more equitable and sustainable city for Israelis and Palestinians.