Sarah Parker Harris
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies , Disability and Human Development
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 209B DHSP
Sarah Parker Harris is a Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Director of 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 policies and laws, entrepreneurship and employment, comparative welfare-to-work reforms, knowledge translation, and international human rights and social justice. She is co-author of "Disability Through the Lifecourse", and "Disability in American Life: An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and Controversies". She teaches courses in disability studies, disability policy, and research methodologies. Current projects focus on disability policy, knowledge translation, systematic reviews, employment and entrepreneurship, and theories of social justice, human rights and citizenship.
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, Rehabilitation and Research, Agency on Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR) , ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center, Co-Principal Investigator
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, Rehabilitation and Research, Agency on Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR) , ADA National Network Regional Center-V, Co-Investigator
“Building, Sustaining, and Growing: The disability inclusion process.”, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
“Social Entrepreneurship as an Innovative Pathway to Employment for People with Disabilities: exploring political-economic and socio-cultural factors. ”, Disability & Society
“Employment, Disability and Social Justice in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom”,
Disability in American Life. An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and Controversies., ABC-CLIO
PhD, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Majors: Sociology, Social Policy, and Psychology), Honors Class I, University of Sydney, Australia