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About William T. Armaline

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.


Present Associate Professor, San Jose State University Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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  • JS 201, Justice and Social Theory
  • JS 212, Local and Global Perspectives on Human Rights
  • JS 179, Human Rights Practicum and Seminar
  • JS 25, Introduction to Human Rights and Justice
  • JS 132, Race, Gender, Inequality, and the Law
  • JS 171, Human Rights and Justice: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
  • JS 111, Special Topics: Introduction to Human Rights
  • JS 122, Drugs and Society
  • JS 189, Senior Seminar in Justice Studies
  • JS 184, Independent Readings/Study in Justice Studies: Anti Terrorism from Multiple Perspectives
  • JS 181, Senior Internship in Justice Studies
  • JS 206, Graduate Seminar on Juvenile Justice
  • JS 120, Juvenile Justice
  • JS 101, Critical Issues and Ideas in Justice


2007 PhD, University of Connecticut ‐ Sociology
2002 MA, University of Connecticut ‐ Sociology
1999 BA, University of Toledo ‐ Sociology

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Articles (10)

Books (4)

Forthcoming Articles, Book Chapters, and Manuscripts (1)

Published Workshops, Policy Reports, and Mainstream Media Publications (6)

Contribution to Books (9)