Kelly Dombroski

Senior LecturerKelly Dombroski

Geography 511
Internal Phone: 94101

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Dombroski KF. (2018) Thinking with, dissenting within: care-full critique for more-than-human worlds. Journal of Cultural Economy
  • 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.
  • Dombroski K., Watkins AF., Fitt H., Frater J., Banwell K., Mackenzie K., Mutambo L., Hawke K., Persendt F. and Turković J. (2017) Journeying from “I” to “we”: assembling hybrid caring collectives of geography doctoral scholars. Journal of Geography in Higher Education : 1-14.
  • Yamashita A., Gomez C. and Dombroski KF. (2017) Segregation, Exclusion and LGBT People in Disaster Impacted Areas: Experiences from the Higashinihon Dai-Shinsai (Great-East-Japan-Disaster). Gender, Place and Culture
  • Diprose G. and Dombroski K. (2016) Diversifying and Moving Through the Hidden City: A commentary on Heather Hayward's 'Hidden City'. Enjoy: The Occasional Journal July 2016 the-occasional-journal/ local-knowledge/diversifying-and-moving-through-the-hidden-city#article.