William Armaline, Ph.D.

billAssistant Professor & Director of Human Rights Program
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

MacQuarrie Hall 513 


Email: william.armaline@sjsu.edu

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Curriculum Vitae



William Armaline is the Director of the SJSU Human Rights Program and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Studies.  Formally trained in sociology, education, and human rights, Dr. Armaline is a truly interdisciplinary scholar whose interests, applied work, and scholarly publications address social problems as they relate to political economy, environmental sustainability, critical race theory and anti-racist action, critical pedagogy and transformative education, inequality and youth, mass incarceration, and the drug war.

Follow his work and the SJSU Human Rights Program on Twitter:  @SJSUHumanRights

Select Publications:

W. Armaline, D. Glasberg, and B. Purkayastha.  The Human Rights Enterprise: State power and social movements (2015, Polity Press)

W. Armaline, D. Glasberg, and B. Purkayastha.  Human Rights in Our Own Backyard:  Injustice and resistance in the U.S. (2011, UPenn Press)

W. Armaline, C. Vera Sanchez, and M. Correia.  "The Biggest Gang in Oakland:  Rethinking police legitimacy."  (2014, Contemporary Justice Review)

W. Armaline and D. Glasberg.  "What will states really do for us?  The human rights enterprise and pressure from below."  (2009, Societies Without Borders)