Associate Professor, Social Work
University of Washington
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In addition to studies examining familial and environment processes impacting youth development, her interests in migration have evolved into a greater area study focused on Cambodia where she is presently helping as partnership director to establish the first social work education program in that country. This focus area has engendered a number of learning opportunities, which include study abroad courses, global field learning, independent coursework and research with colleagues at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Dr. Harachi has also been involved extensively as a scholar-advocate regarding criminal deportations, particularly the removals of Cambodian Americans, as well as programming to support refugees and immigrants.
She is a former NIDA Services Research Review Committee-F member and Society for Prevention Research board member. She is keen to mentor graduate students who will support diversification of the academy and mentor junior faculty in universities seeking to expand professional social work education (Univ. of Namibia, Can Tho University). She was awarded the Community, Culture, and Prevention Science Award in 2005 by SPR, SPR Friend of Early Career Preventionist Network Award in 2006, in 2011 received the UW Outstanding Public Service Award and in 2012 received the Partners for International Education Award from the Council on Social Work Education.