BA (Sociology), Kent State University
MA (Sociology), Northwestern University
PhD (Sociology), Northwestern University

  • Microsociology: The Individual and Society
  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Medical Sociology
  • Madness and Society: The Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
  • Disability and Society

Sociology of Mental Health/Illness, Organizations, Disability, Health/Social Policy, Information and Communication Technologies, Cultural Sociology


Forthcoming. Dobransky, Kerry. "Community Mental Health Care Organizations" in Scheid, T and Wright E, Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems, 3rd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2016 (in press). Dobransky, Kerry and Eszter Hargittai. "Unrealized Potential: Exploring the Digital Disability Divide." Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media, and the Arts.

2014. Dobransky, Kerry. Managing Madness in the Community: The Challenge of Contemporary Mental Health Care. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

2012.  Dobransky, Kerry and Eszter Hargittai.  “Inquiring Minds Acquiring Wellness: Uses of Online and Offline Sources for Health Information.”  Health Communication 27:331-343.

2011.  Dobransky, Kerry.  “Labeling, Looping, and Social Control: Contextualizing Diagnosis in Community Mental Health Care.”  Advances in Medical Sociology 12:111-131.

2009.  Dobransky, Kerry.  “The Good, the Bad, and the Severely Mentally Ill: Official and Informal Labels as Organizational Resources in Community Mental Health Services.”  Social Science and Medicine 69:722-728 

2008.  DeSoucey, Michaela, JoEllen Pozner, Corey Fields, Kerry Dobransky, and Gary Alan Fine.  “Memory and Sacrifice: An Embodied Theory of Martyrdom.” Cultural Sociology 2:99-121.

2007.  Dobransky, Kerry.  “City Folk: Survival Strategies of Tradition-Bearing Organizations.”  Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts 35: 239-261.

2006.  Dobransky, Kerry and Gary Alan Fine.  “The Native in the Garden: Floral Politics and Cultural Entrepreneurs.”  Sociological Forum 21:559-584.

2006.  Dobransky, Kerry and Eszter Hargittai.  “The Disability Divide in Internet Access and Use.”  Information, Communication and Society 9:313-334.

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