Armaline, William T

Armaline, William T

Professor, Sociology and Int. Social Sciences
Founder, SJSU Human Rights Institute and Minor Program




Preferred: (408) 924-2935

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m. in DMH 216 (Spring 2024)


  • Ph.D., Sociology from the University Of Connecticut (2007)


William Armaline is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and founder of the Human Rights Minor Program and Human Rights Institute at San José State University.  His formal training and professional experience spans sociology, education, and human rights.  Dr. Armaline’s interests, applied work, and scholarly publications address social problems as they relate to political economy, politics, human rights, racism, critical pedagogy, inequality and youth, mass incarceration, policing, and drug policy reform.  His new book with co-author Davita Silfen Glasberg (Human Rights Praxis and the Struggle for Survival, Routledge Press, forthcoming on August 22, 2024) examines the threats to human rights and survival posed by global capitalism and an increasingly militarized and authoritarian world that takes the form of a global police state in scope and effect.