William Paul Simmons is Associate Professor in Gender and Women's Studies and Honors Interdisciplinary Faculty at the University of Arizona. His research is highly interdisciplinary; using theoretical, legal, and empirical approaches to study social justice and human rights issues. His recent book, Human Rights Law and the Marginalized Other (Cambridge UP, 2011) examines the potential for reinvigorating human rights law from the perspectives of marginalized peoples. He has published in such leading journals as Philosophy and Social Criticism, Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal, Perspectives on Politics, The Journal of International Human Rights, and Social Sciences Quarterly. He has served as a consultant on human rights and social justice issues in The Gambia (West Africa), China, Mexico and the United States.