Michael L. Dorn, PhD

Project Staff Associate
Department of Preventive Medicine

Urban social geography
Interdisciplinary social theory
Alcohol & disability studies
Cultural geography of American medicine and public health
History of the book

e-mail: michael.dorn@stonybrook.edu

Michael Dorn is Project Staff Associate at Stony Brook University. He has degrees from Ohio State University (BS, Architecture), Penn State (MS Geography), and the University of Kentucky (PhD, Geography).

Michael came to Stony Brook University in March 2009, where he teaches disability studies to medical students. He has authored articles and book chapters in body politics, medical geography, disability studies, histories of public health, and geographies of the book. His PhD dissertation, “Climate, Alcohol, and the American Body Politic: The Medical and Moral Geographies of Daniel Drake (1785-1852)” was awarded the 2003 Jacques May Thesis Prize for the best dissertation in health and medical geography.

Among Michael's honors are fellowships and awards from the University of Kentucky Graduate School, the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Temple University Office of Provost. He has studied abroad in Russia and Scotland, and taught service learning courses in the United States and Jamaica.

Master’s Courses
Bioethics, Disability & Community

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Dorn, Michael L., Novella Zett Keith & Carla C. Keirns, “Crossing the Divide through Edu-Tourism: A North-South Partnership in Community-Based Learning,” Caribbean Geography, 2008; 15(1): 59-75.

Crooks, Valorie A., Michael L. Dorn, and Robert Wilton, “Emerging Scholarship in the Geographies of Disability,” Health & Place, 2008; 14(4): 883-88.

Metzel, Deborah M. and Michael L. Dorn, “Introduction to Disability Geography II,” Disability Studies Quarterly, 2004; 24(3). http://www.dsq-sds.org/issue/view/27

Dorn, Michael L. and Deborah M. Metzel, “Introduction to Symposium on Disability Geography: Commonalities in a World of Differences,” Disability Studies Quarterly, 2001; 21(4). http://www.dsq-sds.org/issue/view/17

Craddock, Susan, and Michael L Dorn, ‘Guest editorial—Nationbuilding: Gender, Race and Medical Discourse,’ Journal of Historical Geography, 2001; 27(3): 2001.

Dorn, Michael L. “(In)temperate zones: Daniel Drake’s Medico-moral Geographies of Urban Life in the Trans-Appalachian American West,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 2001; 55(3): 256-291.

Dorn, Michael L. and Glenda L. Laws, “Social Theory, Body Politics and Medical Geography: Extending Kearns’ invitation,” Professional Geographer, 1994; 46(1): 106-110.

Book Chapters

Dorn, Michael L. “Volney’s Tableau, Medical Geography, and Books on the Frontier,” in Geographies of the Book, edited by Miles Ogborn and Withers, Charles W. J. Withers, Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2010.

Dorn, Michael L. and Carla C. Keirns, “Disability, Health, Nation,” in The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies, edited by Susan J. Smith, Sallie Marston, Rachel Pain and John Paul Jones III, Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2009, pp.99-117.

Dorn, Michael L. “The Moral Topography of Intemperance,” in Mind and Body Spaces: Geographies of Illness, Impairment and Disability, edited by Ruth Butler and Hester Parr, New York: Routledge, 1999, pp. 46-69.

Dorn, Michael L. “Beyond Nomadism: The Travel Narratives of a ‘Cripple’,” in Places Through the Body, edited by Heidi J. Nast and Steve Pile, New York: Routledge, 1998, pp. 183-206.

Book Reviews

Dorn, M. L., Review of Monk, L.-A. Attending Madness: At Work in the Australian Colonial Asylum, 2008, H-H-DISABILITY: Historical Geography, H-Net Reviews. February, 2011

Dorn, M. L., Review of Devlieger, P. (Ed.) Blindness and the Multi-Sensorial City Garant, 2006 The Review of Disability Studies, 5(4), 2009.

Dorn, M. L., Review of Brückner, M. The Geographical Revolution in America University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, 2006 H-HISTGEOG: Historical Geography, December, 2007.

Dorn, M. L., Review of Rupke, Nicolaas A. (Ed.) Medical Geography in Historical Perspective (Medical History, Supplement No. 20) 2000 Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 7(3): 217-219, 2002.

Dorn, M. L., Review of Ainley, R. (Ed.) New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender Routledge: New York, 1999 Antipode 32(2): 199-203, 2000.

Dorn, M. L., Review of Warner, J. H. Against the Spirit of System: The French Impulse in Nineteenth-Century American Medicine Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, 1998 H-SHEAR: Society for the History of the Early American Republic, April 1999.

Dorn, M. L., Review of Davis, L. J. Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body Verso: New York, 1995 disclosure 6:57-60, 1997

Dorn, M. L., Review of Mechanic, D. A. Inescapable Decisions: The Politics of Health Care Reform Transaction Press: New York, 1994. Social Science and Medicine 42(4):632-633, 1996.