Marya Doerfel's research focuses on community resilience with a particular interest in disruptions that impact inter-organizational relationships and their broader community networks. She considers the way social network relationships among organizations in their local communities impact and are impacted by changes in their environment, other organizations, their constituents, and their relational contexts.
Kim, M., Kwestel, M., Youn, H., Quow, J., & Doerfel, M. L. (Accepted/In press). Serving the Vulnerable While Being Vulnerable: Organizing Resilience in a Social Welfare Sector. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.