Malak holds a Bachelor degree in Law from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France), an LLM in Human rights law from Queen Mary University of London and an MSc in Global Migration from University College London (UCL). Malak has also worked for several NGOs and international organisations, including for the United Nations in Vienna, Doctors Without Borders in Brussels, and the AIRE Centre in London.
Malak is now a Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway University of London. She specialises in the areas of human rights law, refugee law, statelessness, Palestinians, and Kurds. Her research and teaching relies on a decolonial and intersectional methodology that includes critical race theory.