Sharon Barnartt is Program Coordinator and Professor of Sociology in the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology at Gallaudet University, where she has taught since 1980.
She has co-authored two books:
- Deaf President Now: The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University (1995)
- Disability Protests: Contentious Politics 1970-1999 (2000)
She has also co-edited:
- International Views on Disability Measures: Moving toward Comparative Measurement (Research in Social Science and Disability)
- Using Survey Data to Study Disability: Results from the National Health Interview Survey on Disability
- Exploring Theories and Expanding Methodologies: Where We Are and Where We Need To Go
- Expanding the Scope of Social Science Research on Disability
- Disability Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Deafness, volume 18(2), 1998
- Journal of Disability Policy Studies: Special Issue on Women and Disability, volume 8, 1997.
She is currently:
- Co-editing Research in Social Science and Disability
- Serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of Disability Policy Studies and other disability-related journals.
Dr. Barnartt has presented papers and published widely in the areas of gender differences in socio-economic status, disability policy issues, social movements in the deaf and disability communities, and disability in developing countries. From 1989-1990 she had a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship at the University of Zimbabwe. At Gallaudet, she was named a Distinguished Faculty Member in 1998 and received the Schaefer Professorship for Outstanding Research, 2005-2006.
She has been a board member and president of the Society for Disability Studies as well as member and Chair of the American Sociological Association's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.