Institute Core Team and Staff

Institute faculty include award winning authors, educators, and journalists who partner with one of the most diverse student bodies in the country and some of the most impressive organizations in the region to inform policy and practice according to international human rights law, standards, and scholarship. The Institute is administered by the Core Team and informed by an Advisory Board of over 50 Faculty, Center Directors, and Staff--the Human Rights Working Group


Dr. William Armaline

William Armaline, Ph.D.

Director

Associate Professor, Sociology Founder, SJSU Minor Program

Office: DMH 216

Phone: (408) 924-2935

Dr. Walt Jacobs

Walt Jacobs, Ph.D.

Supervising Administrator

Dean, College of Social Sciences

Halima Kazem, M.A.

Halima Kazem, M.A.

Journalism Coordinator

Lecturer, Journalism and Mass Communications, Justice Studies / Widely published HR journalist

Office: DBH 215

Dr. Edith Kinney

Edith Kinney, Ph.D., J.D.

Legal Action Coordinator

Associate Professor, Justice Studies

Office: MH 525A

Christopher Cox, M.A.

Christopher Cox, M.A.

At-large Core Team Member

Lecturer, Sociology

Soma de Bourbon, Ph.D.

Soma de Bourbon, Ph.D.

At-large Core Team Member

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Miranda Worthen, Ph.D.

Miranda Worthen, Ph.D.

Research Coordinator

Associate Professor, Public Health & Recreation

Mitchell Hawkins, M.S.

Mitchell Hawkins, M.S.

HRI Graduate Assistant, Website Creator