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About William T. Armaline

William Armaline is an assistant professor in the Department of Justice Studies at San Jose State University working primarily in the fields of sociology, education, and human rights. His areas of interest include sustainable political economic and ecological theory, critical race theory and anti-racism, critical pedagogy and transformative education, critical ethnography, inequality and youth, prison abolition, and drug policy reform.

His recent publications include: (1) Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States (2011, UPenn. Press); (2) “What Will States Really Do for Us? The Human Rights Enterprise and Pressure from Below” (2009, Societies Without Borders, 4(3): 430-451); (3) Works on political economy, critical pedagogy, and transformative education in Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics (2012, AK Press), Contemporary Anarchist Studies (2009, Routledge), and Academic Repression (2009, AK Press).

Dr. Armaline is currently in contract with Polity Press for a second book on the Political Sociology of Human Rights, and will serve as Director of the new Minor in Human Rights at San Jose State University beginning in Fall 2012.


Present Assistant Professor, Department of Justice Studies, San Jose State University

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