My main research interests lie within the field of Māori and Indigenous literatures; my PhD thesis is a study and celebration of Māori writing in English wherein I use various invocations of whakapapa and draw upon pūrākau to read a range of contemporary texts. Inspired by Kaupapa Māori researchers, Indigenous literary scholars, and decolonizing research methodologies, I situate these texts in an expansive whakapapa of creative production; I therefore have related research interests in Māori and Indigenous media, Māori and Indigenous art and curation, taonga tuku iho and museum studies, and Māori and Indigenous research methodologies more generally.
- Dunn K. (2019) Kaimangatanga: Maori Perspectives on Veganism and Plant-based Kai. Animal Studies Journal 8(1): 42-65.
- Dunn K. (2017) "Do you know where the light is?" Factory farming and industrial slaughter in Michel Faber's under the skin. In Potts A (Ed.), Meat Culture: 149-162. Leiden: Brill.
- Dunn KH. (2015) Inherit the World, Devour the Earth: Representations of western meat production and consumption in contemporary fiction. Christchurch, New Zealand. University of Canterbury.
- Dunn K. (1900) 'Into the Dark, We are Moths' Reading Animal Whanaunga in Māori Writing in English. University of Canterbury.