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Sarah Parker Harris

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

Office Phone

312-996-5485

Office

1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 209B DHSP

Mail Code

626

Office Hours

By appointment

About

Sarah Parker Harris is a 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, social entrepreneurship and disability; comparative welfare-to-work reforms; 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". Dr. Parker Harris teaches graduate courses in disability studies and disability policy. Her current research projects focus on disability policy, knowledge translation, systematic reviews, employment and entrepreneurship, and theories of social justice, human rights and citizenship.

Selected Grants

Coleman Foundation , 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) , 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) , ADA National Network Regional Center-V - Research projects within multi-project Center (PI of Center: Robin Jones) , Co-Investigator

Leadership in the Profession

NARRTC, Executive Committee

Education

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