Kelly Dombroski

Senior LecturerKelly Dombroski

Human Geography
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 313
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

  • Adams-Hutcheson G., Bartos AE., Dombroski K., Le Heron E. and Underhill-Sem Y. (2019) Feminist geographies in Aotearoa New Zealand: cultural, social and political moments. Gender, Place and Culture 26(7-9): 1182-1197.
  • Chitondo M. and Dombroski K. (2019) Returning Water Data to Communities in Ndola, Zambia: A Case Study in Decolonising Environmental Science. Case Studies in the Environment 3(1): 1-8.
  • Dombroski K., Diprose G. and Boles I. (2019) Can the commons be temporary? The role of transitional commoning in post-quake Christchurch. Local Environment 24(4): 313-328.
  • Dombroski K. and Do HT. (2018) The affect of effect: affirmative political ecologies in monitoring climate change adaptation interventions. Nordia Geographical Publications Yearbook 47(5): 7-20.
  • 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.