Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Washington State University
M.A., Washington State University
M.Ed., University of Idaho
B.S., University of Idaho
Dr. Araji has numerous publications and presentations to her credit, including journal articles, professional papers, and book chapters. She has several research projects in progress, including the social and psychological effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on individuals and communities, a longitudinal study of students at Washington State University, and evaluation studies of child sexual abuse prevention programs.
Dr. Araji is a member of the Pacific American, and International Sociological Associations, the National Council on Family Relations, Sociologists for Women in Society, Alpha Kappa Delta and Kappa Delta Pi, and the American Association of University Professors.
Dr. Araji specializes in the study of domestic violence and violence among intimates, including sexual abuse of children, social psychology, and issues related to the family and women.
| || Society: An Alaskan Perspective |
| ||Academically, this book is organized around topics covered in introductory sociology texts. However, as the subject matter of sociology is society, this book cuts across many disciplines. You will see this as you begin your journey through Society: An Alaskan Perspective with many contributors who are not sociologists, but who write about society. These include anthropologists, historians, political scientists, economists, psychologists, journalists, and those who teach, do research, and/or work in the areas of criminal justice, social work, creative writing, education, English, speech, and women's studies. The text was reprinted in 1996. |
| || Sexually Aggressive Children |
| ||In an accessible and sensitive fashion, Sexually Aggressive Children provides a comprehensive overview of sexual abuse perpetrated by children 12 years old and younger. Drawing attention to this frequently overlooked population, author Sharon K. Araji explores the familial, extrafamilial, and situational factors conducive to various types of sexual abuse by children so young. For professionals and researchers forced to consider sexually aggressive acts by children as young as 2 or 3, this book examines the theories and frameworks used to explain this kind of behavior and outlines their associated social and psychological characteristics. |