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Sarah Parker Harris

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Disability and Human Development

Office Phone

312-996-5485

Office

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 209 DHSP

Mail Code

626

Office Hours

By appointment

About

Sarah Parker Harris (formally Sarah Parker), is an associate professor and the director of graduate and undergraduate studies in the Department of Disability and Human Development. Dr. Parker Harris received her PhD in sociology and social policy from the University of Sydney in Australia. Her interdisciplinary areas of scholarship include disability studies, social policy, and sociology. She is experienced in program evaluation, mixed method systematic review, social policy analysis, and qualitative research design and analysis.

Dr. Parker Harris has published and presented widely in areas of disability policy and law, entrepreneurship and disability, welfare-to-work, and international human rights. She is co-author of Disability Through the Lifecourse (SAGE Reference Series on Disability). Dr. Parker Harris teaches graduate courses in theories and perspectives of disability studies, and disability policies and legislation. Her current research projects focus on disability policy, knowledge translation, systematic review, employment and entrepreneurship, and theories of social justice, human rights and citizenship.

Selected Grants

Coleman Foundation ($300,00) , Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities (CEED), Principal Investigator

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, Rehabilitation and Research, Agency on Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR) ($285,663). , ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center - Research projects within multi-project Center (PI of Center: Kurt Johnson) , Principal Investigator

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, Rehabilitation and Research, Agency on Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR) ($930,000), ADA National Network Regional Center-V - Research projects within multi-project Center (PI of Center: Robin Jones) , Co-Investigator

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, Rehabilitation and Research, Agency on Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR) ($598,875) , Partners of Refugees in Illinois Disability Employment (PRIDE) (PI's: Rooshey Haisnan and Mansha Mirza) , Co-Investigator

Leadership in the Profession

NARRTC, Executive Committee

Education

PhD, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Honors Class I, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
Majors: Sociology, Social Policy, and Psychology