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 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) Learning to be affected: Maternal connection, intuition and "elimination communication". Emotion, Space and Society 26: 72-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2017.09.004.
  • Dombroski KF. (2018) Thinking with, dissenting within: care-full critique for more-than-human worlds. Journal of Cultural Economy 11(3): 261-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2018.1427614..
  • 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. Asia Pacific Viewpoint 59(1): 3-16. 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.