Araba is a Principal Research Fellow at UNU-CS. Prior to this she was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School, Seattle where she managed several research projects on the impacts of computer and internet access in a variety of international contexts. Araba studies the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs), society, and socio-economic development. She currently manages the EQUALS Research Group, an international team of researchers supporting the EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Digital Equality. Araba sits on the editorial board of Mobile Media and Communication journal and is an Associate Editor for the ITID journal.