Armaline, William T

Armaline, William T

Associate Professor, Sociology and Int. Social Sciences
Director, SJSU Human Rights Collaborative
[SJSU Human Rights Institute under formal review]
Founding Director, SJSU Human Rights Minor Program




Preferred: (408) 924-2935

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. in DMH 216 (Fall 2018)


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


Dr. William Armaline is the founding Director of the Human Rights Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences [SISS] at San José State University.  His formal training spans sociology, education, and human rights. As an interdisciplinary scholar and public intellectual, Dr. Armaline’s interests, applied work, and scholarly publications address social problems as they relate to political economy, environmental sustainability, racism and anti-racist action, critical pedagogy and transformative education, inequality and youth, mass incarceration, and drug policy reform.