Qualifications & Memberships
My research interests converge around the home, everyday life, and the body as sites of social change. My empirical work is based in multi-ethnic northwest China and in urban Australia and New Zealand. I have extensive ethnographic experience in in Northwest China and Australasia, and am the only social scientist globally working on nappy-free infant hygiene. I am broadly interested in the transformative potential of hybrid research collectives for social and environmental change that begins in the home, particularly around concepts of hygiene. I am involved in a related project with with Katharine Mckinnon and Stephen Healy exploring economies of care (particularly maternity care). I am beginning a further project with others in the Community Economies Collective looking at mapping alternative economic practices in post-quake Christchurch, NZ.
- Dombroski K., Watkins AF., Fitt H., Frater J., Banwell K., Mackenzie K., Mutambo L., Hawke K., Persendt F. and Turković J. (2018) Journeying from “I” to “we”: assembling hybrid caring collectives of geography doctoral scholars. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 42(1): 80-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2017.1335295.
- Dombroski KF. (2018) Thinking with, dissenting within: care-full critique for more-than-human worlds. Journal of Cultural Economy
- Gibson K., Astuti R., Carnegie M., Chalernphon A., Dombroski K., Haryani AR., Hill A., Kehi B., Law L. and Lyne I. (2018) Community economies in Monsoon Asia: Keywords and key reflections. Pacific viewpoint http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apv.12186.
- Diprose G., Dombroski K., Healy S. and Waitoa J. (2017) Community Economies: Responding to questions of scale, agency, and Indigenous connections in Aotearoa New Zealand. Counterfutures: Left Thought and Practice Aotearoa (4): 167-184.
- Yamashita A., Gomez C. and Dombroski K. (2017) Segregation, exclusion and LGBT people in disaster impacted areas: experiences from the Higashinihon Dai-Shinsai (Great East-Japan Disaster). Gender, Place and Culture 24(1): 64-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2016.1276887.