Rights in Exile Programme

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William Armaline

Email: william [dot] armalineatsjsu [dot] edu

William Armaline is the Director of Human Rights and an associate professor in the Department of Justice Studies at San Jose State University.  His areas of interest include the sustainability of life on Earth, the critical sociology of human rights, political economy, critical race theory and anti-racism, critical pedagogy and transformative education, critical ethnography, inequality and youth, prison abolition, and drug policy reform. 

He has written two books, Human Rights in Our Own Backyard:  Injustice and Resistance in the United States (2011) and The Human Rights Enterprise:  Political sociology, state power, and social movements (2014), written with co-authors Davita Glasberg and Bandana Purkayastha.


Dr. Kelly Pemberton

Email: kpembertatgwu [dot] edu
Website: www.kellypemberton.com/expert-witness/ 

Kelly Pemberton is a professor of religion and women' studies at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  Professor Pemberton specializes in the study of gender, Islam, and Muslim communities in global perspective, with in-country experience in the regions of South Asia and the Middle East. She has worked on a number of legal cases involving refugees from Pakistan who have sought asylum in the US.  Prof Pemberton is experienced in preparing a variety of research-based and evaluative reports, including expert witness reports, white papers, institutional analyses, concept designs, program evaluations, and guidance documents. See more at: http://www.refugeelegalaidinformation.org/content/pakistan-coi-0#sthash.vO3GoqTO.dpuf