Professor Janja Lalich
Dr. Janja Lalich , Professor of Sociology, researches the interrelationship between influence and control in self-sealing systems. Her focus is on abusive relationships, power imbalance in group contexts, cults and extremist groups, domestic and international terrorism, and human trafficking. She is the faculty adviser to the CSU, Chico student organization S.T.O.P. – Stop Trafficking of Persons. Her recent publications are Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults and Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships.