Dr. Kerry Dobransky
Associate Professor of Sociology
Office Location: Sheldon 113
Phone: (540) 568-6423
E-mail: dobrankm (at) jmu (dot) edu
BA (Sociology), Kent State University
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2016.08.003
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.