KIRK DOMBROWSKI Profile
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Dr. Dombrowski has presented more than a dozen invited lectures in the US, Canada, and Australia, including research on public health, economic and social change in Northern communities, industrial development and land claims. He is the author of two books on Southeast Alaska, and has recently completed a large social network study in Nain, Labrador.
He is interested in speaking to academic audiences, graduate seminars and making presentations to the general public. Recent lecture titles include:
- Using Network Methods to Understand Rural Inequality: a Labrador Inuit Example (University of Nebraska, October 2012).
- Social Networks and Suicide in an Inuit Community (Jewish General Hospital / McGill University, Montreal, April 2012)
- Culture Politics and the Future of Indigeneity (Australian National University, September 2011)
- Social Networks and Social Reproduction (Memorial University of Newfoundland, March 2010).
- Putting some Zen back in Zen Marxism (University of Toronto, February 2008)
*The Culture Politics of Contemporary Alaska Native Subsistence (Columbia University, February 2006).
Dr. Dombrowski's research interests are in the areas of Alaska Native culture and history, Labrador Inuit culture and history, and global issues of indigeneity. He completed a B.A. in anthropology, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in anthropology from Columbia University and a PhD from City University of New York (CUNY) and University Center. He is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology at John Jay College, CUNY.
Dr. Dombrowski was a Visiting Arctic Speaker in Fairbanks, Alaska, in November 2003 and delivered the Krech Lecture at the Haffenreffer Museum, Brown University in February 2013.